Barstow’s Blog

March 2019: news roundup

March 25, 2019

Here are a few articles the Barstow family was reading this month: Fresh Talk: It’s hard to be a dairy farmer. But it’s worth it. But every farm has some important similarities. We all take the best care possible of our cows, and we do everything in our power to … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “D”

March 16, 2019

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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Dixie by Ashley Wynaronski … Read more

An Open Letter to Our Staff

March 1, 2019

Dear wonderful people! It is with such gratitude and joy that we write this letter to our farmhands at Barstow’s Longview Farm and our Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery staff, past and present! We trust you to not only handle cash, prepare food, and be welcoming to our customers – … Read more

NYT, what about dairy?

February 21, 2019

Ooof this one hurt. I subscribe to the New York Times Climate Forward Newsletter and also their Daily Email Newsletter. I love them, I learn a lot, and it’s a great addition to my day. On Wednesday afternoon I was scrambling to catch up on emails before feeding the calves … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “C”

February 17, 2019

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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Celeste by Laurel Stewart … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Jurassic Cows

February 8, 2019

Last night, Dylan and I had the pleasure of attending “Drinking with Dinosaurs,” a special “Culture & Cocktails” event put on by the Springfield Museums. While sipping wine, we roamed the halls of the Science Museum – the perfect date night am I right? The highlight of this event was … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “A”

February 6, 2019

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 January. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Almond by Lisa Patterson … Read more

Gratitude Journal: February Thaw

February 4, 2019

Although it was no where near Polar Vortex status, New England endured a painful cold snap last week. Between tarps on the barn that block out wind, heated floors in the robot milkers, and body heat from 250, 1,400lb animals, the cows stay content in the cold. The ideal temperature … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “B”

February 3, 2019

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 January. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Briar by Maris Scott … Read more

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