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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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thanksgiving in July

On farms Thanksgiving often begins mid-July when turkey poults arrive .  (Baby turkeys are called poults). When they are first hatched the poults are kept in a brooder, which is a warm, secure box that helps them stay warm, dry and safe. In about two to three weeks the poults will be ready to go out onto pasture to roam and eat grass. By Mid-November our turkeys will be between 12 and 25 lbs. and ready to be enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinner.

One day old baby turkey poults arrive in the mail!
 (Our baby birds are hatched a couple of hours away so their journey is very short, but it is common for chicks and other baby birds to travel up to 3 days in the mail. This is possible because baby birds continue to absorb yolk for three days after they hatch).

This year we are brooding the turkeys in our tipi.

Turkeys kissing.

Kissing turkeys.

Our kids LOVE playing with the baby animals.

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