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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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wishing on Porcupines

One of our neighbors.

I recently read this:

“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”
Francesca Lia Block

As a new farm we have a lot of wishes around here. I wonder if you can wish on wiggly pig noses, on frosty grass, or maybe on porcupines in apple trees (all of which we have). I've heard that if you make your wishes public it sometimes helps them come true (except in cases involving birthday candles and shooting stars). On the off chance that the universe will hear our wishes and respond, here's our wish list:

Climbing Tree Farm Wishes For:

  • A few steady pig clients. We have heritage, whey-fed pigs ready every other week. We would love to be on a regular schedule with a store or restaurant who is looking for whole pigs or cut pork. (We deliver locally or have a delivery service available to New York City). We charge $3.75 per lb. whole/uncut. $7 per lb. cut and packed for a whole or half.

  • Help creating a website.

  • A meat broker. We're farmers because we're good at farming, not because we're good at business.

  • A publication for me to submit articles about farm-life with kids to regularly.

  • More meat breed sheep to help grow our flock.

  • A constant source of beautiful heritage piglets.

  • World Peace.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Schuyuler,
    Somebody linked from FB. I love reading about the work you and your family are doing on your farm!

    I don't do sheep and only wish I knew how to forge world peace, but I do raise piglets with my brother in Williamstown, and can definitely be an ongoing source for piglets. Heritage breed means different things for different people; we currently raise Duroc-Yorkshire/Pietrain/Berkshire (depending on the sow) piglets. We're antibiotic and hormone free, and feed a really varied diet of local grocery store produce, dairy, and breads. Farms aren't pretty in muddy late November (at least ours isn't), but you're welcome to stop by and check them out to see if you might be interested. We have piglets available now, and typically breed year-round. My email is jennifer0246 at gmail, and I'd love to catch up regardless of your interest in piglets, because it seems we have some really neat common goals.

    Hope you're well.

    -- Jen LaValley Hurley