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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Monday, April 22, 2013

New Guard Animals....



Introducing our new guard animals!
African and Embden Goslings- soon to be  honking, flapping,  hissing guard-geese for our chickens.
As adults these birds will be very successful at protecting the chickens and turkeys from aerial predation from hawks.

Taking the goslings out for their first romp in the sunshine.

Five day old Embden gosling checking out the grass for the first time.

Love at first hug.

Geese and children can be a tricky mix.
 (Think: giant bird with powerful beak meets little kid fingers).
We're hoping for just the right amount of socialization-
so that the birds don't see kids as a threat, but also don't want to follow them around all day honking.

Surrounded by fierce guard animals.
Happy little girl.

Thank you adorable, fragile baby birds for bringing our children this much joy, for teaching them gentleness and to care for others, and thank you in advance for protecting our chickens and turkeys, and for not biting our kids' fingers off.

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