Stockpile Grazing and other Winter Wonders at Spray Creek Ranch

Winter is here and the farmers are spending a bit more time inside, catching up on bookkeeping and volunteer commitments, but the animals remain out on pasture all year (barn? what’s a barn?).  All summer we plan our grazing carefully to allow for the most ‘stockpile’ come winter, so that our animals are truly pasture-raised year-round.

Staff Appreciation Week

You check in with Tristan and Aubyn at the markets every other week, and you see and hear lots about all our animals and how we raise them.  But have we told you about our amazing employees? We doubled the amount of food we produced this year, and we couldn’t have done it without a little help from our friends.  In the spirit of this season of gratitude, we’d like to introduce you to our awesome staff, to whom we are exceedingly grateful.

News from the Ranch

What goes on at the ranch between our bi-weekly market rounds? A lot!  There are the regular chores that always keep us busy: moving the cows onto fresh pasture, feeding grain to the meat chickens and layers, delivering greens to the baby turkeys in the brooder, collecting and washing eggs, towing the egg mobile to new paddocks, and of course keeping you all updated with our newsletter, and packing the trailer with delicious meats for market!  But we also make time for new projects, facility improvements, educational adventures, and sometimes even invite new animals onto the farm…