Got Milk?

Just HAD to share this adorable photo of a milking shorthorn and her calf this past fall at the Hurst Family Farm in Andover, CT.  One of their daughters took this picture, and I thought it was fantastic!




The Hursts are an awesome family – good friends of ours and they’ve been such good examples of how to successfully run a farm AND a large family!


They were winners of Yankee Magazine’s 2011 best attractions — Best Farm Store category!


Their country store is open year round for syrup, honey, homemade jams, jellies, salsas and relishes, as well as quaint country gifts and old fashioned toys.  They make the best gift baskets.  They grow loads of organic produce in the summer and make delicious maple syrup.  They also run a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program during the summer.


If you get a chance, visit their family built post and beam sugar house this winter for a real treat — hearth baked bread with maple butter lathered all over it!  Can’t be beat!  And in the fall they have wonderful hayrides.  


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