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New Goatlets (or is it goatlettes?)

New Goatlets (or is it goatlettes?) New Goatlets (or is it goatlettes?) Okay, they’re technically called goat kids. Anyways, have we mentioned that here at BOTL Farm, we have plans? One of our plans is our “birthing plan.” Our sheep and goats typically breed in the fall so they birth in early spring. This gives […]

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Goat In Tall Grass

New farm store/hours: Visit our updated space and see what’s new!

New farm store/hours: Visit our updated space and see what’s new! Sheep and goats go for a walkabout Here at BOTL Farm, we have plans. Lots of plans. Among our many plans is one called a “grazing plan.” We rotationally graze all our animals which, briefly, means they graze a portion of land for a short

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Farm Labor Arrives, Farm Hacks, Winter CSA, and More!

Farm Labor Arrives, Farm Hacks, Winter CSA, and More! Farm labor arrives Farmers have been farming since the end of the nomadic era, since someone discovered it may be slightly easier than hunting and gathering. Although raising livestock involves less risk of personal physical injury than chasing a wooly mammoth with an atlatl, farming still requires a lot of

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1 goat in the woods

Another month on the farm: grazing, grass, and growing pigs

Another month on the farm: grazing, grass, and growing pigs Grazing season is here! As the world spins and wobbles on its axis, it produces fun things like tidal forces and changing seasons. As the northeast US hurtles its way towards the summer solstice, the warming temperatures, sunshine, and rain collaborate to grow grass. We’ve

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Sheep and goat hides on table

Sheep skins, chicken bone broth, and hawk attack

Sheep skins, chicken bone broth, and hawk attack Driving to Vermont to pick up sheep and goat hides #farmervacation Here at BOTL Farm, we’re committed to nose-to-tail use of the animals we slaughter. That means finding a use for all those parts, including the sheep and goat skins. We get the skins back from the

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Pup The Future Award Winner of Best Farm Dog Ever Of All Time Of This Year

Congratulations, you have just been e-introduced to the finest farm dog east of the Mississippi.  Her name, quite creatively, is pup.  Pup is a rescue dog, who began her life somewhere in Texas.  She doesn’t talk a lot about her past, but from what we can infer it involved something that makes buckets extremely scary.  Pup

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