Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Sweet Deal – 20% off Cottage Rates This Weekend!

Looking for a sweet deal? We’re offering 20% off our cottage rates this weekend to make a last minute getaway that much easier! This is your last call to experience maple sugaring season until next year.

We all welcome the warming Spring temperatures, but those same rising temperatures are what draw the end of our maple sugar season. This weekend NH and VT are both hosting their annual Maple Sugar Open House with numerous area sugar houses open to the public for an up close and personal experience.  Additionally, Stonewall Farm is hosting it’s 11th Annual (horse drawn) Sap Gathering Contest this Saturday, March 27th from 10am-4pm – an event not to be missed! This weekend will be your last opportunity to experience the maple syrup season until next year. Tours, tastings, all things maple and a sweet deal to boot… How many sugar houses can you visit in one weekend???

The Inn at Valley Farms

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Walpole Valley Farms Welcomes First Calf of 2010!

The newest member of the farm - A Black Baldie calf born with the luck of the Irish!
Besides the beautiful weather, today brought our farm a special surprise! While doing chores early this morning a gorgeous black calf was found – our first calf of 2010! Bringing the total beef cattle at Walpole Valley Farms to 16.

This calf is all black with white markings on his head and beautiful long white eye lashes! He is a cross known as a “black baldie” which comes from breeding an Angus and a Hereford cow.  We normally don’t have our cows calve this early in the Spring so his arrival was truly a surprise.

Mother Daisy looks on as her new calf "meets" other members of our herd for the first time.
Mother and calf are penned separately from the rest of the herd to ensure some uninterrupted bonding time.

Hmmm… a male calf born on St. Patrick’s Day… any name suggestions???

The Inn at Valley Farms