After 67 years in the Warren Family, Randy and Heather have sold the Warren Farm to Theodore Wiegand and Eleanor Kane.
Theo comes from generations of wheat farmers in Montana and Eleanor is originally from Massachusetts. They're moving to Barrington after farming in MA for three seasons, where most of their experience was in grassfed, organic animal husbandry and small scale, organic vegetable production. They're excited to continue the tradition of cut your own Christmas Trees, as well as expand the vegetable operation and offer grassfed goat and lamb, pasture raised pork, chickens, eggs, and Thanksgiving turkeys.
Posted by Eleanor Kane :: Tuesday, September 2 :: 8:44am
We hope everyone had a lovely labor day! We have a tradition we do every time there’s a Monday holiday: forget that it’s happening and then end up confused when the bank is closed and the mail doesn’t come. Around the farm, though, the animals celebrated in style. The goats, sheep and llama staged an early morning jail break and when we went out to move them to fresh pasture and fill up their water, they were doing sprints back and forth, celebrating their freedom. They watched us with mouths full of grass and clover while we dragged their fences around, cleaned and moved their water bucket, and re-set up the solar energizer that provides electricity for their fence. The good news was that by the time we were done, they were fairly easy to chase back in. The pigs got to snack on some melons that were overripe and let me tell you, there’s nothing like watching a 600 pound sow crush a whole watermelon in her mouth in one bite, juice and seeds and rind flying everywhere. There’s also nothing quite like spraying down two ecstatic pigs on a hot afternoon, so Theo and I took a long break to do just that. What else happened around here yesterday? Like clockwork, our buck Nelson informed us that his breakfast, and then his dinner were both late. They weren’t, of course, but he’s completely convinced he can hurry up the feeding process by emulating that ‘goats screaming like humans’ youtube video. Theo fixed both the big pigs and the piglets waterers and we both took a turn mowing weeds out in the pasture. I harvested onions for a couple hours and got them strung up in the attic and spread grass seed behind the chicken tractors, so that hopefully we’ll be able to continue to beat back land that still thinks it’s forest floor and convince it to be a rolling, picturesque field next summer. We wrapped up the day with a dinner that was completely from the farm: greens, caramelized onions, garlic mashed potatoes and a ham steak. All in all, a pretty good day!
This Week's Vegetables
Husk Cherries - what are these wacky little things we have set out in pint containers? They're a tiny little fruit in the tomato family that tastes like a very sweet grape.
Other Available Products
- Grassfed, Pasture Raised Pork, Chicken, and Beef
- Fresh Eggs: $5 /doz
- Homemade soap
- Handmade, local pottery, including mugs, bowls, jars, and plates
- Local maple syrup from right here in Barrington, NH