Week of July 11th – CSA Newsletter

Here we are folks, entering the 5th week of the CSA, and you guessed it, still no rain. There were some nice steady downpours throughout the day on Sunday but when I went out to the fields that night, there wasn’t much that had penetrated down into the soil. But we’ll take whatever we can … Read more

Week of July 4th – CSA Newsletter

Happy Birthday ‘Merica!! Ok, so we finally got some rain. There was an intense downpour Friday evening, followed by an amazing double rainbow, that definitely provided some relief to our crops. It wasn’t much but it delayed additional watering for a couple of days. We put another 1000 plus plants in the ground last week … Read more

Northland Sheep Dairy Visit and Other Farm News

This Week on the TC3 Farm – Student Post by Candice

Sheep DairyThis week at the TC3 Farm we had a wonderful experience of learning the operations of Northland Sheep Dairy, located in Marathon, New York.  Northland Organic Sheep Dairy farm is a sustainable farm that raises on average of 30 100% grass-fed seasonal sheep.  The farm is powered by draft horses and mules, and also the hardworking owners, Donn Hewes and Maryrose Livingston. Maryrose is the shepherd of the sheep and also is the cheesemaker on the farm as well. Donn works the farm with his team of draft horses and mules and also teaches his summer cheese cavestudent how to farm in a sustainable way. Maryrose produces handmade unpasteurized sheep cheese right from her farm, using only her own raw sheep milk from 100% grass fed animals. She produces two different kinds of cheese, one hard and one soft, aged in her own cheese cave which is located right on her farm as well.  During the tour we got to see the cheese house, the cheese cave, got to talk with Donn a lot about working with draft animals, and saw a demonstration of hooking up equipment and raking hay with horses.

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Week of June 27th – CSA Newsletter

Greeting folks! Well, here we are, another week without any significant rainfall. It’s usually late July or early August before I start mentioning how dry it is out there but it’s been pretty brutal out there. And that little bit of rain that we got today, yeah, that didn’t really do too much. Dryden usually … Read more

Week of June 20th – CSA Newsletter

Happy Summer Solstice, folks! I hope that you all enjoyed your first week of the CSA season. Those strawberries were delish, weren’t they? It’s been a busy week here at the TC3 Farm. I guess “busy” and “farm” kind of go hand in hand but we got a lot of things accomplished in the last … Read more

Week of June 13th – CSA Newsletter

Well folks, we made it. The start to another CSA season! As the TC3 Farm embarks on its third season, I find myself thinking a lot about the farm (I’m sure all farmers are constantly thinking about their farms). I think about where we started and how far that we’ve come in such a short … Read more