Draft horses arrive

The Haflinger draft horses, Andy and Ray, have made their arrival at Fox Hollow Farm and Chelsea and I have been working them every chance we get! Both horses are 12 years old (late 50s for a horse) and benefit from the frequent exercise, especially Andy who has some joint pain. Today we hitched up the cart and went driving through the woods on some of the farm’s most remote and exciting logging roads. Andy and Ray handle the rough terrain beautifully and we hope to start harvesting more firewood with their help next week. At the Winter Farm Pickup day in February we hope to also give wagon rides around the farm with Andy and Ray’s help. The two young fillies we are also horse sitting, Clementine and Cordelia, will also be on display.

Happy New Year

We have been “making merry” over the holidays. We did, however, also make time to steer the farm through the melting snow and torrential rains. The pastures and the animals weathered the storm nicely, and we are ready to face whatever else winter has in store for us.

In the last 2 weeks, we also added two more Jersey cows to our home dairy. (We now have four cows.) Just in time! We’ve been buying butter from a local dairy for the last two months. Now we will have our own butter again.

This Saturday marks the first Mount Vernon area delivery for 2014! Happy New Year from all of us at Fox Hollow Farm!