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“So, what is there to do here?”

It’s your first time visiting Wolfe’s Neck Farm.  On your drive in, you’ve stopped at the Little River bridge to admire the view of Casco Bay outside of your car window.  Perhaps you’ve stopped to greet the cows grazing lazily in the pasture.  You park your car on the side of Burnett Road, take in…

Bay Week: Teen Ag Discovers Clay & Clams

A common joke among Teen Ag crew members is that the carrots could be sold for double their standard grocery store price tag, since they were grown in a field overlooking the ocean. The salty breeze casting across the vegetable plot does more than cater to the daydreams of the farmers; it’s a reminder of…

A Note From Our Executive Director: My Stay at the Campground

This weekend marks 5 years since I began my journey as Executive Director at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.  Shortly after I accepted the job in the spring of ’12 but prior to my start date, my family and I reserved a site in the campground for a few nights.  My wife and I love camping –…

Tom Talk: Crop Planning & Farm Budgeting

Written by Tom Prohl, Production Educator for our Teen Ag Program, “Tom Talk” is a weekly feature in our summer CSA newsletter and offers insights on a range of topics regarding our five-acre vegetable plot. Crop planning and budgeting are two of the most challenging parts of running a farm enterprise. This is especially true…

For the Love of Cows: Out to pasture with an organic dairy apprentice

To say that Wolfe’s Neck Farm dairy apprentice Kelly loves cows is a vast understatement.  Despite the inevitable exhaustion that comes from rising before the sun for milking (Kelly is not a morning person), the moment she’s given opportunity to speak about cows, she immediately lights up. The joy in her voice is energetic and palpable….

7 Questions You May Wonder During Lambing Season

This blog was written by Abigial, one of our farm apprentices. This spring gave apprentices an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of lambing season hands-on. Abigial first became involved with Wolfe’s Neck Farm in 2013 as a volunteer with Freeport High School, and went on to join the Teen Ag Program that summer. After studying…

Season Extension Underway for the Teen Ag Program

It’s a damp and overcast day in southern Maine – one whose rolling fog reminds us that despite the colored leaves still perched, we better not forget the onset of winter. For the Farm, the cold signals tucking away the hay wagon into its reserved Mallet Barn space, sliding CSA baskets into the Haze Hut…

The Great Fall Pumpkin

The History of a Seasonal Favorite Fall is officially here and the pumpkin obsession has begun. This fall at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, we are offering Pumpkin Hayrides, as well as offering a large selection of pumpkins grown and sold in the Teen Ag Farm Stand. Since pumpkin season is upon us, here is a quick…

Meet a Farm Camp Educator

When Hannah isn’t touring the education gardens with excitable young summer campers, you may find her at a local historical museum. Somewhere between these two spaces, this Farm Camp Educator has found her passion. “My hope is that the two don’t need to be mutually exclusive,” she says of her fulfillment of teaching outside of the…

Teen Ag Crew Field Trip of the Week

By Lilly Kuhn, Teen Ag Crew Member Last Friday, the Teen Ag crew traveled to the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon, ME. Cultivating Community’s New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) is based out of Packard-Littlefield Farm and provides both land and training to refugees hoping to get involved in Maine agriculture. Most participants start out with a quarter…

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Farmer Ben: “What’s a Cud? Something to Ruminate Upon”

Farmer Ben: “What’s a Cud? Something to Ruminate Upon”

What’s a Cud? Something to Ruminate Upon by Ben Jensen, Livestock Manager Have you ever heard the old bit about cows lying down before a storm? Well…it’s baloney. Cows do lay down A LOT, though, don’t they? Why? Why do you always see horses grazing and typically not laying around? I’m going to tell you…