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Explore the work we are doing, told through the stories of the people who make up the Wolfe's Neck community.
What is a Farmer?
What is a farmer? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a farmer as “a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish).” Although this statement is very true, a farmer is much more than this.
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Milking Our Dairy Herd (VIDEO)
See a milking in action! Watch the twice-daily process of milking our 30+ herd of organic dairy cows in our parlor in this step-by-step guide.
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Subsoiler on the Farm (VIDEO)
To improve the soil structure on our production field and grazing pasture that were most affected by a rainy spring, we're using a subsoiler. Watch this video to learn more and see it in action.
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Cover Crops: Rooted in the landscape at Wolfe’s Neck Center
Prioritizing healthy soils takes many forms at Wolfe's Neck Center, but core to this ideology is the use of cover crops whenever possible. For our fruit and vegetable farmers, this is a no brainer and is at the root of what they do. One rule of thumb they have is that it's always best to keep roots in ground at all times.
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Taking it to the Trails
The work of Maine Conservation Corps continues here at Wolfe's Neck Center, as do our continued efforts to connect the farm, forest, and sea in a safe and accessible way with the ongoing expansion of the Farm Loop Trail.
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Paddle on Casco Bay
The calm open waters of Casco Bay are fun for beginners and experts alike. With views south along the coast in one direction, and a salt marsh up the Little River in the other, there's much to see and this paddle will certainly be a memorable part of your Wolfe's Neck Center experience.
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Asparagus, for you & the planet
Walk by our West Bay fruit and vegetable plot and you'll see a tall blossoming crop, trellised and nearly six-feet tall and extending down a whole row. This is our asparagus patch, and despite it being quite a sight already, there's a greater story and purpose to the crop than meets the eye. Follow along to see where they end up!
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Walk our NEW Discovery Trail (VIDEO)
Not only do we have a new organic dairy barn, we also have a new way to get there! Walk the 1/4 pastured Discovery Trail on the hillside north of Burnett Road, with expansive views of Casco Bay and animals grazing our pastures. Watch a time lapse video!
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Here’s to a Dry July
A rainy spring kept us anxiously awaiting warm summer days, but the farmers had their eyes to the forecast, sky, and fields for much more significant reasons. For them, the wetter-than-usual conditions delayed their seasonal growing, haying, and grazing cycles. This delay has a spiral effect on production and more, and was a frustration that reverberated among farms all across the state.
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My new normal: A day of a dairy farmer
Apprentice Tierney Lawlor is nearly a year into the dairy program and takes each day with stride. Read what a day of farming is like from her perspective, and why it keeps her coming back.
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