For an inside look at our 2018 SARE Farmer Grant project, click HERE.
Muscovies just hatching, a week late, under 2 moms!!! (May 14) (All babies for sale this year).
Woodland Medicines are custom harvested on our daily browse walks, preferably accompanied by the person seeking the medicine. Turkey Tail fungi, Usnea lichen, Witch Hazel leaves, Gold Thread plants with roots, Baneberry roots, Club moss, Balsam Poplar buds, White Birch inner bark, Yellow Birch bark and leaves, Japanese Knotweed leaves, Hemlock needles, and Cedar fronds are some of the offerings. Additionally, wild gardens provide Evening Primrose seed, St. John's Wort whole herb or seed to plant, Motherwort, Nettles and varied visiting plants.
|Hazel in Witch Hazel|
We have Pear, Apple, Japanese Heartnut, Black Walnut, Shagbark Hickory, Burr Oak, Yellow Birch, Bass- wood, White Ash, Red Oak, Witch Hazel, Cedar, Black Spruce, White Pine seedlings.
We have Muscovy ducks, thanks to Nick Jackson in Belmont. Welcome back to the area, Nick and Sarah! The Muskovies are getting along fine with our geese, and hatchlings are due in sync with the other brooding fowl, in May.
Instruction is included; I encourage everyone to learn how to tend trees. We have worthy old orchards throughout Waldo County to prune, plus need to plant young Standards as these old trees were planted by our great grandparents.
I also offer Fodder Tree Development, Research, And Fascination (obsession?), which started in 2010. Look up Shana Hanson, Primitive Skills, Tree Pollarding, and also YouTube, Shana Hanson.
|Bunchberry, a big buck|
|Smaller Kraut needed a second zipper.|
Buck Aprons keep a buck’s face and front quarters sweetly clean, and have kept all does present at 3 Streams Farm from being bred, though not guaranteed. Our apron has proven useful for the months when doelings are fertile but as yet too small; the buck doesn’t have to be lonely while he waits to breed later.
Weaning Bras zip wide open for milking ease. These have proven useful for a self-nurser off farm, and for establishing bottle feeding at birth on 3 Streams Farm, where does and kids live outdoors together. These bras will need adjustment and repair if used with an experienced nursing kid. Bottle feeding allows instant weaning later without separation.
A Day Pack has been added to our collection, for carrying hot cider when we (goats, sow and farmer) escort you through our woods to find...
your dream Solstice Tree at the tippy top of a tall fir. I am cutting tall firs to create sun pockets, for "Air Meadow" regeneration of fodder from lowered tree canopies.
Mostly Wooden Farm-made Hardware can be custom-built to order.
|A pack with 3 half-gallons of milk|
Cashmere from Hazel especially is available in small quantity.
3 Streams Farm would like collaboration with or without residency of:
- Biochemist and soil scientist curious to investigate:
- Pathways and measurements of toxins from rain and snow through our farm food chains;
- Effects of toxins from rain and snow on microbial soil life with and without:
- Fungal wood debris mulch layers;
- Bio-char amendment;
- Beneficial Plant Compounds found in our milk
- Food Fungi propagator to use:
- Chipped and bundled hardwood goat brush refuse, trunk logs of felled poplars and red maples, and large branches of oak and ash cut when establishing pollards, all throughout the woodland
- Olfactory person to distill essential oils and tars outdoors from:
- fresh green white pine limbs, white cedar cuttings post browse, balsam fir boughs, and yellow birch sticks post-browse
- Wood craft person to use:
- Goat-stripped branches, interesting pruned-off tree joints, basketry and cording materials, and fir poles of all sizes
- Arborist to climb and sculpt the forest canopy with Shana, to become a lush many-layered “air-meadow” of regrowth for animal fodder.