Welcome to the Post Family Farm! A Horse-powered Dairy
The Posts are a multi-generational farm family from whom we've been known to buy our milk, cheese, butter, hand-cranked homemade ice cream, eggs, veggies, syrup, you name it, we've bought it...as well as to drop in for the authentic "Farm Experience."
What's really cool about the Post Farm (other than the fact that they're very nice, sweet, hard-working folks that live only 2 miles down the road) is that Harlow still uses draft horses to do much of his farming. Not only does this offer an array of ideal, heart-stopping homestead photographic moments, it also lands them squarely in the midst of the ever-popular, highly-sought-after, totally-organic thing.
This being such as it is, has given me the unique opportunity to sponge all the necessary and completely irrelevant details of their farm life into my ever-expanding repertoire of virtual homestead information...a rather dizzying way of saying that they're too busy living out what I can only fantasize about.
"Busy" would be the operative word here. I have never seen so much activity and revolving door of extraneous details and daily obstacles with which this family deals on a basically non-stop basis. And yet they always are so laid-back and up for a visit!
Well, short story long, since they don't have the ever-lovin' time for a web site, I'm going to create a site within a site kinda-thing into this site. It'll be an embedded site--sort of like a widget. That's it! The Post Family Farm widget site! And now you, too, can live vicariously through this wonderful farm family while I scavenge all their hard-won farm-y goings-on, information, and knowledge then pass it right along to you.
However, you'll have to come to Maine to get your spoon into that salivatingly scrumptious, sent-from-heaven-above homemade ice cream. And, no, I'm not sharing! I have to draw the line somewhere, ya know!
Farm-y Fun! The Post Family Farm
Clip-clop! A wonderful hay ride at the Post Family Farm. Their dairy consists of around 25 Holstein cows pastured on about 100 acres of rolling rural Maine farmland. You'll also stumble over several goats, chickens, oink-oinks, and adorable calves who just love to suck and slobber on your fingers!
The benefits of raw milk are being bantered about more and more these days--despite the government regulations and media to the contrary--according to this excellent article, Raw Milk Makes a Come-back in Maine...and this beneficial trend is gathering momentum across the nation. Also see the Flickr Gallery for more fun and farmy photos!
The Post Family Farm Products
If you're in Maine, you can find the Post Family Farm products at these stores and locations:
Spice of Life - Skowhegan
Uncle Deans - Waterville
Bath Natural Market - Bath
Royal River - Freeport
Lois' Natural - Scarborough
New Morning - Kennebunk
You may also like to participate in their CSA program. Please contact us for more details!
What is a CSA?
It stands for Community Supported Agriculture and began in the old-time days as a means in which neighbors and communities could help support the local family farms. Just as the WW II Victory Gardens that families planted in their backyards are sprouting up again, CSA's are gathering momentum as well in an effort to help encourage and support small family farms. I was excited to see that there was even a nice, little write-up on CSA's in Country Living magazine (April 2008). To find a CSA in your area, visit localharvest.org.
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