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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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sheepy Sign of Spring!

Grey sky. Snow patches. Brown grass.
 It may not look like much, but this here is one of the first signs of spring!
The sheep are spread out across the field grazing,
rather than bunched up around a round bale (of hay).

Today I was remembering an early spring trip to California a few years ago-
 It was grey and muddy here in New York.
We arrived in California in the dark and the next morning
we were shocked to see the long, vibrant Spring grass.
We were so starved for green that we got out of our rental car
and we all rolled around in the beautiful green on the side of the road.
 At the time the fresh, spring grass looked to alive we just wanted to eat it!
(It's possible that we tasted it- not sure.)
Alas, the mud is here for a while, and the seasons change slowly.
But....The earth is awakening. The sheep have forecast it: Spring is coming!

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