Formerly,Bar None Ranch, of Berlin, NY, we are now Climbing Tree Farm, of New Lebanon. We raise PASTURED POULTRY, LAMB, GRASS-FED BEEF, and WOODLAND/PASTURE-RAISED, MILK-FED PORK. We keep our animals true to their instincts- letting our pigs dig, our chickens range, our sheep graze. We feed rotationally graze on pasture and silvo-pasture (in the woods). We work with a local dairy to feed our pigs Jersey milk. We are conscientious stewards of the land, and our animals.

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Friday, June 8, 2012



Schuyler with three babies- and chickens in their winter home.... by the dozens.
Notice: the chicken house is roofed in recycled billboard tarp.

Our hens are almost all brown egg laying, Red Sexlinks. They are relatively small, have a fair amount of color and pattern variation and are excellent layers. We keep somewhere between 300 and 500 layers. We move our hens on pasture about 8 months of the year, the remaining months they are kept stationary in a large fenced area to avoid damaging the grass for the summer months. Unlike many laying hens, our chickens have outside and pasture access all of the time. People ask if our chickens are “free range,” which is a tricky question. Our chickens are contained in fenced areas, but they are moved somewhere between daily and weekly as the grass allows (during spring, summer, fall months) to insure that they have the best grass to eat. In a way pasturing chickens in this way is beyond free-range, because rotating pastures means that the grass is never over-taxed and is always fresh. Our chickens rotate through our fields following our sheep. The sheep mow the grass to a manageable height for the chickens to graze on. The chickens
scratch through the sheeps' manure looking for bugs to munch on, and by scratching break up the manure and help to fertilize our fields to help new grass grow.

NOT Your Average Egg:
The yolk in our eggs is bright orange. They are extra nutrient rich from eating grass and bugs in the field.
Our eggs are difficult to peel when they are hard boiled, because they are so fresh (they don't have time to evaporate and form an air sack inside the shell).
The yolks in our eggs stand up, and the whites don't spread- signs of fresh eggs!
Every box of our eggs is different- the eggs vary in size, shape and color. They're all beautiful.
Pasture-raised eggs have been associated with actually LOWERING cholesterol.
Pasture-raised eggs are higher in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll than conventional eggs.

Come visit us at the Lebanon Valley Farmer's Market to pick up a dozen of the best eggs around.

Chicks can be fun to play with!

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