Blog

Explore the work we are doing, told through the stories of the people who make up the Wolfe's Neck community.
First Snowfall (VIDEO)
Tuesday’s dusting of snow around the farm was a cozy reminder to the animals that life in the barn sure is a good one…
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Fall Layers of Membership
Fall is all about apples, foliage, and...wearing layers. Our members know that being part of our special community is the base layer of what makes Wolfe's Neck Center the one-of-a-kind educational resource that it is for so many. We count on our supporters to keep us bundled up through the seasons, and we hope that you, too, will see the many layers that make up our Wolfe's Neck Center membership.
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Cows for Climate Change Research
Wolfe's Neck Center has secured a key partnership in a $3 million grant with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to expand research on how to reduce methane emission by cattle and the effects of adding Maine seaweeds to a cow's diet. Cattle are the largest human-caused source of methane emissions—the most potent of greenhouse gases—making dairy farms a source for reducing emissions at the start.  
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Playing Like Champions: A Morning Milking Football Commentary
It's football season and just like Sunday gameday, our farmers are running through plays to get our cows milked, fed, and happy. Check out the play by play by legendary commentators Bob Cowstas and Dairy Bradshaw.
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Henhouse Automatic Door (VIDEO)
Our farmers were finding that is was becoming time consuming to venture out on pasture to let the laying hens out of their housing every morning and back in each night. That's when they figured out how to power the henhouse door automatically.
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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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