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Posted 7/17/2011 9:29pm by Roberta & Bill Browning.

The winning name in the Name That Lamb Contest is Dotty!   Nicholas Boyd of Narragansett came up with this great name and picked up his prize (2 packages of Browning Homestead beef patties and a dozen of Bertsies' Beauties Fresh Eggs) at the Fishermen's Memorial State Park Farmers' Market   

 

Thank you to Nicholas and all the other people who submitted entries!  

Posted 6/10/2011 6:37pm by Roberta & Bill Browning.

Our very sweet ewe Lorraine has been keeping us waiting, but she finally gave birth to a big healthy girl! 



Posted 6/5/2011 7:30pm by Roberta & Bill Browning.

Ever hear that expression? When you need to "put up" feed for 100+ animals for the winter and early spring, the meaning becomes all too clear.  Luckily it's been a good haymaking weather this week.

For dry hay, 3 sunny drying days are needed (in a row).  The first cutting is usually in May-June (weather dependent).  The goal is to cut the hay at optimal quality.   Too early and there's not enough fiber, too late and the nutritional value decreases by the day. When there's a good forecast, plans are made to cut, tedder, rake and bale the hay.  We also make wrapped hay, which needs to be between 40-60% moisture when baled and wrapped. In a pinch, if the weather forecast is wrong, if there's one good drying day wrapped bales can be made.

I've uploaded some photos of haying and "round baling".  The round bales are 4 feet wide, 5 feet in diameter, and weigh approximately 1000 pounds each. 

 

Posted 6/2/2011 6:33am by Roberta & Bill Browning.

We've (finally) had some warm and sunny days and everything is starting to grow on the farm now.  Lambs are being born, 6 so far, and 5 are red.  The GOS pigs are getting big, and quite rambunctious. The girls in the northeast pasture have moved into the east pasture to help those cows keep up with the grass. Calves are also being born in the south pasture, with 4 so far this spring.  Chloe is back with Adele, Lady, Irene and Cloudy, and all are happy about that.    Chloe is a wonderful Dexter cow who lets any calf nurse, so we have to keep an eye on her and make sure she's only feeding her calf.   Two years ago we had to put her in with the sheep to keep her from being drawn down too much by other calves.  Before we knew it, she was letting lambs nurse!

 

 

Fresh beef and lamb in the freezers!August 11th, 2017

Browning Homestead Farm  More of our beef and lamb just back and in the freezers!   BEEF We have a good inventory in stock of our beef again, from ground beef to meaty short ribs to steaks t

5 Favorites Back in Stock!July 27th, 2017

Browning Homestead Farm fresh and cured meats, just back from Noacks!   All Beef Frankfurters Kelly Dogs (kielbasa hotdogs) Breakfast Sausage Hot Italian Sausage BACON   (We also have Bacon

Lamb Sausage is back - 3 kinds this year! June 30th, 2017

Browning Homestead Farm Our Lamb Sausage is back, and this year we had three different kinds of Lamb Sausage made: Lamb Kielbasa  Lamb Sausage with Basel Lamb Sweet Italian Sausage   We will

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