As Mark Twain said, “If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” While the rain has been hard to predict lately, the blooming flowers in the Formal Gardens are worth a stroll when the sun peeks out from behind the clouds.
Raisin gave birth to two goat kids yesterday morning at 7:00 AM! Female goats, called does, need to breed in order to keep producing milk. Although we only use raw cow milk to produce our cheddar, we keep a goat herd to show visitors that other dairy animals are important to farms, too. We use their milk to feed the goats kids, and pigs in the Children's Farmyard.
An osprey brings a fish back to its nest located by the Welcome Center & Farm Store. Most recent update: at lease two chicks have hatched in the same nest, and we're on the lookout for more! Photo by Craig Newman of @raptorsinvt
This week marks our last school field trips of the 2016-17 school year. JFK Elementary in Winooski recently visited the Farm to explore the pond and the animals that call it home. The warm weather is rolling in, and Summer Camps are about to get underway! Photos by JFK Teacher Jamie Willoughby #ShelburneFarms