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Name the Calf Contest Winners “G”

May 3, 2020

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter. These calves were born in the first half of April. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Geneva by Pamela Jassal … Read more

Today was Supposed to be Pasture Day…

May 2, 2020

Today was supposed to be Pasture Day… But it’s been added to the long list of events across the nation postponed, canceled, or changed as we know them. But because we need some things to stay the same, some things to look forward to, and some things to celebrate; the … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “G” Calves

April 17, 2020

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “F”

April 15, 2020

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter. These calves were born in the last half of March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Farrah by Jenny Barnhart … Read more

Spring Bird Count

April 12, 2020

A birder did a recent survey of the upper and lower meadow for a spring bird count. In some non-COVID19 related news, check out the species that he saw right here in Hockanum Meadow! Please note that the Hockanum Meadow is private property and the birder who completed this survey … Read more

Coronavirus spring: Farms, gardens figure out how to get vegetables to consumers in the age of social distancing

April 7, 2020

By Jim Kinney | April 7, 2020 MassLive At the 100-acre Calabrese fruit and vegetable farm in Southwick, the sweet corn is planted. Normally not a remarkable occurrence on a farm in April. But with the coronavirus and efforts to stop its spread disrupting nearly every aspect of every life, … Read more

Coronavirus disruption hurting dairy farms; ‘It’s not pretty now for the farmer’

April 5, 2020

By Jim Kinney | April 5, 2020 The Republican Dairy cattle naturally produce more milk in April than at other times of the year, a phenomenon called the “spring flush” that harkens back to the natural reproductive cycle. “It’s life as usual on the farm,” said Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation … Read more

Health and your Neighborhood Dairy Farm

April 4, 2020

Even before this global pandemic, health is a topic on the farm that we consider daily. Every dairy farmer knows that happy, healthy animals produce higher quality, higher volume milk, and are less expensive and easier to take care of. Animal health is as much about pure love and devotion … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “F” Calves

April 3, 2020

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about … Read more

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