What do you do when one of your young meat chickens gets a leg caught whilst moving its pen, and that leg is broken? Why you improvise, or at least your husband does, butchering it on the spot and then entering the milk house just as you’re finishing up morning chores to rinse it off. More improvising as he directs you to grab an artificial breeding sleeve in which to store the carcass and transport it to the house. Chicken and biscuits somewhere in our future. Paul (our dog) looks skeptical.  #waywardgoosefarm #freerangechicken #chickenandbiscuits #sustainableimprov

What do you do when one of your young meat chickens gets a leg caught whilst moving its pen, and that leg is broken? Why you improvise, or at least your husband does, butchering it on the spot and then entering the milk house just as you’re finishing up morning chores to rinse it off. More improvising as he directs you to grab an artificial breeding sleeve in which to store the carcass and transport it to the house. Chicken and biscuits somewhere in our future. Paul (our dog) looks skeptical. #waywardgoosefarm #freerangechicken #chickenandbiscuits #sustainableimprov

This is the first time we’ve ever had enough luck growing peppers to worry about frost. This last harvest of the season makes a nice bowlful! #gardenbounty #waywardgoosefarm #fallishere

This is the first time we’ve ever had enough luck growing peppers to worry about frost. This last harvest of the season makes a nice bowlful! #gardenbounty #waywardgoosefarm #fallishere

Emerald and Lupine enjoying a nice bit o’ cud. #jerseycows #waywardgoosefarm  #cudchewers #pasturedmilk

Emerald and Lupine enjoying a nice bit o’ cud. #jerseycows #waywardgoosefarm #cudchewers #pasturedmilk

#behindconsiderbardwellfarm #vermontsky

#behindconsiderbardwellfarm #vermontsky

George Bailey and the rest of the Consider Bardwell breeding team have been cultivating a pretty impressive stink! Look out ladies! #considerbardwellfarm #smellybucks #dairygoats #breedingseason

George Bailey and the rest of the Consider Bardwell breeding team have been cultivating a pretty impressive stink! Look out ladies! #considerbardwellfarm #smellybucks #dairygoats #breedingseason

Cedar, that ornery old trouble maker, ducked under the electric wire while I had my back turned readying the gates across the rail trail. Standing at the head of the bridge, her posse at the ready behind her just waiting for her signal, I had to chuckle as the gunslinger music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” ran through my head. It was a showdown alright. I won this time but I might not be so lucky next time! #waywardgoosefarm  #showdown #jerseycows #pasturedmilk

Cedar, that ornery old trouble maker, ducked under the electric wire while I had my back turned readying the gates across the rail trail. Standing at the head of the bridge, her posse at the ready behind her just waiting for her signal, I had to chuckle as the gunslinger music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” ran through my head. It was a showdown alright. I won this time but I might not be so lucky next time! #waywardgoosefarm #showdown #jerseycows #pasturedmilk

The long march back from the hogback toward the barn for yesterday’s evening milking. According to my trusty pedometer it’s .87 miles each way so these ladies are trudging well over a mile and a half there and back each day, not to mention the distance they cover while grazing! I know a lot of humans who’d have a hard time covering that distance. #waywardgoosefarm #jerseycows #longwalk #hardworkinggirls

The long march back from the hogback toward the barn for yesterday’s evening milking. According to my trusty pedometer it’s .87 miles each way so these ladies are trudging well over a mile and a half there and back each day, not to mention the distance they cover while grazing! I know a lot of humans who’d have a hard time covering that distance. #waywardgoosefarm #jerseycows #longwalk #hardworkinggirls

What good girls. It’s a loooong walk out to the hogback but they don’t complain, they just stick to it, slow and steady, and get down to the business of grazing as soon as they arrive. #waywardgoosefarm #considerbardwellfarm #goodgirls #jerseycows

What good girls. It’s a loooong walk out to the hogback but they don’t complain, they just stick to it, slow and steady, and get down to the business of grazing as soon as they arrive. #waywardgoosefarm #considerbardwellfarm #goodgirls #jerseycows

Grazing on the hogback behind Consider Bardwell Farm. #waywardgoosefarm #considerbardwellfarm #pasturedmilk #jerseycows

Grazing on the hogback behind Consider Bardwell Farm. #waywardgoosefarm #considerbardwellfarm #pasturedmilk #jerseycows

So nice to enjoy an evening walk on the rail trail without being feasted on by mosquitoes. #DandHrailtrail #waywardgoosefarm #herecomesautumn

So nice to enjoy an evening walk on the rail trail without being feasted on by mosquitoes. #DandHrailtrail #waywardgoosefarm #herecomesautumn