Here's a vid of our New Idea corn picker. We pick a few hundred bushels dry feed corn to feed our piggies every year. We picked up this well running little picker back in 1999, for $1,000 at a farm auction, what a bargain, just keeps working; gets only 1 day of use every year, then back in the barn. We modified an old JD manure spreader into a nifty self unloading trailer. #dadsprideandjoy
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Purchased for $12,000 in Westminster, Mass. in 2000, the Ford 5600 was big enough to pull the third bottom on our our plow and has been a fine runner for us. It has a block heater, so it becomes… Read More
These are exciting days on Meshacket Road as we ready the farmstand for another year.
We bought this quiet little diesel from fellow Martha’s Vineyarder Allen Norton. It’s handy for a lot of vegetable jobs like seeding and cultivation, a favored tractor for the tine weeder and it often works the bed former,… Read More
Our main tillage tractor from 1984 to 2000 was given a biofuel conversion by Vineyard Alternative Auto under a Vision Fellowship grant to encourage sustainable farm practices on Martha’s Vineyard. It can run on pure used fryer oil —… Read More
Every autumn, we celebrate the harvest with our Pumpkin Festival. It’s a day of fun on the farm with pumpkin games, live music, fresh food, family hayrides and, out in the fields, our famous trebuchet launching pumpkins into… Read More
We purchased our very first tractor in 1973, for $700 from a farmer in New Boston, Mass. It saw heavy use cultivating corn, beans and peas before our purchase of a larger two-row cultivator in 2004. These days,… Read More
Under the direction of the Field Crew Manager, the Strawberry Picker is a part- to full-time position(s) lasting for the five weeks of strawberry season. Strawberries often ripen around June 5-10th and continue till about the fourth of July…. Read More
Windmills and farms are a traditional combination, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the 50kw wind turbine here at Morning Glory Farm. It’s a high-tech energy machine that essentially pulls power out of the air, generating enough electricity for a… Read More
“What do you do in the winter?” It’s a fair question, and one most year-round Islanders are used to hearing. In our case, the answer is easy: We keep on farming! Winter is a special season on a farm:… Read More