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The Fair Opens Today! Here’s the Schedule

Today begins the 156th annual Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair in West Tisbury. You can download this year’s Fair Book at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society website. »» Here is the schedule for the fair’s first day: 

The Grey Barn of Connecticut? Meet Arethusa Farm

Martha’s Vineyard has The Grey Barn, and Litchfield, Conn. has Arethusa Farm. These two dairies produce very different cheeses, but their stories have some elements in common.

Watch: Making Cheese at a Massachusetts Dairy Farm

Take an armchair tour of Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, Mass., led by “big cheese” Dave Smith. Meet the cows and watch the cheesemaking process along with a group of students from Boston University.

Watch: This Is The Sound of Grass-Fed Cattle

We couldn’t help sharing this short home video by Meg Athearn on our Instagram account, where we post new photos daily and videos whenever we can.

Mending Fences

Fence work continues as always.  In the off season we try to walk and repair all our fence lines, and cut back the brush.  Our neighbors don’t really want 20 cows grazing in thier well tended gardens and… Read More