Category Archives: critters
Wednesday the goldfinches were chasing each other all up and down the fences. They are quick little things. Thanks to staff volunteer, Paula V, for catching them with her camera and sending us this link to the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s … Continue reading
Every year a pair of Canadian geese nest at the farm. We’ve counted six babies this season! So cute!
The winter quiet of the farm has been replaced by spring serenades. Peepers and killdeer have returned! Check out the sound recordings on the links. Here are killdeer in the field last week, apparently scouting for a nesting site. I … Continue reading
Tonight, around 7:00, two fawns slipped into our fields, under the permanent fence by the culvert where the fence doesn’t reach all the way to the ground. Mama deer, standing on the farm road, watched them through the fence as they … Continue reading
Our Assistant Farm Manager, Rob Eckman, has been saying this more and more lately. This time of year we start to do it all: Seed in the greenhouse, plant in the fields, weed everywhere, harvest and continue to build infrastructure … Continue reading
Our crops are growing well, as are the gooslings (Canadian), baby killdeer chicks and the newly hatched robin’s eggs we recently found! Peas are up and thriving, carrots have germinated, lettuce, spinach, arugula, beets, bok choy and cabbages look terrific. … Continue reading
These killdeer eggs were laid in the middle of one of our farm fields. Mama and Papa Killdeer have been keeping close watch on them. Yesterday all four eggs hatched. Below are the four chicks.
The Moraine Farm peepers are peeping like crazy!!!! Check out this wikipedia peeper article and sound track to learn more about these tiniest of frogs.