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, July 22, 2013

Visiting Dogs

Four beautiful, brilliant, athletic, hard-working, gentle Boarder Collies have been coming to visit. The dogs, Rhos, Tarr, Ben and Skye, work as professional goose chasers at Wild Goose Chase NE, a local business who does just that- chases geese (off of beaches, golf courses, etc). The dogs, and their people, are getting aquainted with our sheep in hopes that the dogs will be able to help us to move the sheep from one pasture to another. Boarder Collies have an inborn ability to herd, and helping us move sheep helps them stay fit and mentally alert.
(A win/win situation, the dogs get their herding fix and our sheep get fresh pasture!).
Today the dogs herded the sheep to a particularly delicious section of the field and kept them there while Colby moved their fence for the day, then they herded them back in to the new, fresh section of fence. Our goal is to have the dogs herd the sheep a mile and a half from our field to our leased field (down our dirt road and through the forest).
Learn more about our friends from Wild Goose Chase NE on facebook.

Working together!

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