A couple weeks ago, I posted on Facebook a photo of our beautiful Marmie, our registered Irish Dexter family cow. I said I couldn't imagine anything more beautiful than a family cow knee deep in lush, green grass. Well, yesterday, this little guy arrived about 9:30 am. No, I was right, I could not have imagined him! He is so cute, sweet and precious. A most wonderful bonus to his arrival is the sweet, fresh, healthy and delicious milk we will be getting! Only the best, from sun to soil, soil to grass, grass to cow, cow to milk, and then any variety of homemade dairy delights! Enjoy the photos!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.