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Posted 1/31/2012 7:46pm by Socks M. Browning.

My name is Socks and I was born on November 15, 2010, which makes me the newest member of the Browning family. I am also the one and only Potbellied Pig at Browning Homestead Farm.  No one ever confuses me with the Gloucester Old Spots or the American Guinea Hogs, although some people at the summer Farmers' Market think I'm a dog at first glance.  One little boy thought I was a dog that looked just like a pig!  He made us all chuckle. 

I'm happy to say that people at the farmers' market have always been very kind to me, and the children are very gentle when they pet me.  I don't mind being pet at all, I usually hardly stop grazing.  My family always brings my special water jug with fresh cool water from home, and some treats too.  My favorite treats used to be craisins, which are dried cranberries.  Then I had my first fresh cranberry and that became my favorite snack. Crunchy and tart, and not too fattening.  I have to watch out for that because I'm a pig, and I don't want to be an unhealthy pig.

Well, that's just a little bit about me.  I'll be back with more about the farm and all the work and fun that goes on here.  

Please feel free to send me an email with any questions you might have about me or farm life!

Here's a pic of me in my Batman sweatshirt:

Socks M. BrowningSocks

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!



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