My family farm photos….

A photo essay of Sustainable Food and Farming graduate, Chuck Canty’s family farm

These are the baby chicks back in May. We have 11 chickens for egg laying right now

Our barn currently houses 13 goats, 11 chickens, and a guinea fowl. We’ve also raised cows and sheep here before too
Our herd spends its’ days grazing on roughly 3.5 acres of pasture, this is them back in May when the kids were just 2 months old
This is Jonas, he escapes often
Sunsets overlooking the pasture and orchard are always spectacular; this one is from right after a summer storm
In this photo from June, the kids are about 4 months old. In the background you can also see our manure spreader for fertilizing the pasture
Here is Jonas leaning over the fence to gnaw on a fruit tree
Here you can see (from right to left) our Japanese Maple tree, Black Walnut trees, the primary garden, and some of our apple orchard
Here the kids are enjoying an afternoon snack of assorted weeds from around the garden. We grow broccoli, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, radishes, onions, strawberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, beans, eggplant, melons, squash, and pumpkins in for our extended family’s consumption in our garden patches.
Five minutes after this photo was taken, Jonas escaped and led 2 kids on an adventure before they were captured and brought back to their pen.
Around September we begin pressing fresh apple cider with apples from our orchard and our press. Our orchard consists of McIntosh, Macoun, Summercrisp, Gala, Golden Russet, St. Edmund’s Russet, Westfield-seek-no-further, Baldwin, and Black Oxford apple trees as well as a few pear and peach trees
In October the kids were seven months old
By October the chickens were five months and began laying eggs in November
They herd us talking about them!
By the end of November our billygoat landed himself in goat jail after attacking my father
And finally, this is our dog Bella who herds the goats when they escape!
As you can see, Bella is not that scary once you get to know her…



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