We started with 40 and in one night a weasel of some sort made it's way into the turkey hutch and killed 38. Somehow, two of them hid (or randomly found themselves inside of) in the hanging grain feeder and were spared. Unfortunately, this means we will not be selling turkeys this autumn.
We've got ample supply of our own whole chickens available now in the farm store. We will have some of them in the fridge that have never been frozen, and the rest will be frozen. They were raised here as chicks and were processed here. Priced at $4.00 per pound. They range is size from 4-7 pounds.
Preorder your loaf/loaves by Saturday and pick up at the farm on Monday morning. Liz's bread is made with local organic wheat flour. It undergoes a 24 hour fermentation/souring process before being baked in the morning. Email us or send us a message through the website to place your order.
We've hosted a couple farm tours this spring. One was a Milbridge Elementary School field trip and the other was a public tour organized by Frenchman Bay Conservancy. Frenchman Bay holds the easement on much of the Darthia Farm property. The tours are a great way to share with the community what we are doing here and why we do it. It's also a great excuse to take out the horses and the big red wagon and go for a ride along West Bay!
"Farmer" Bill Thayer died at home early in the morning of April 1 at Darthia Farm, Gouldsboro, surrounded by loving friends and family. He got up at 4 am every day, put in a full day's physical work, fell asleep every night after supper, sitting in his chair. He made the farm and the community a better place. When he had his accident he was doing what he loved most, working his horses, Andy and Star and cutting wood in his woodlot.He was a good father, grandfather, great grandfather, husband and friend. He raised hell as a young man in...