October 2021

Video: Clearing Fencelines in the Woods

About twice every year I need to clear fallen trees and branches off the fencelines that run through the woods. I captured some video while I worked on that today. I took a little time showing how we run fences through the woods without using fence posts. And I discuss how these fences allow us to balance the need to contain cattle while also letting deer and other wild animals pass through our farm.

Salt for Grass Fed Cattle on Pasture

Discussions of large animal herds moving across landscapes typically describe the migrations in terms of the availability of food and water and the avoidance of predators. But there is another, often overlooked factor, in overland migration patterns: the search for salt. Our part of New York is dotted with natural mineral springs. We’re just a …

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