Possum Tales

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Farm Tour- Charleston Gazette Article

This article is reprinted with permission.  The original with lovely photographs can be read here.     TERRA ALTA — Possum Tail Farm nestles quietly in the hills of Preston County.Colorful cattle graze on the lush green grass, while bunnies hop around and the hens congregate.It’s picture-perfect,…

Egg CSA Chicken CSA and 14 year-olds saving the world

Crazy Emails Our online shop host Barn2Door recently had a bug in their system.  It ended up triggering many errant e-mails to customers.  It was really annoying for everybody.  The upside is that customers who received those pesky e-mails can use the coupon code SORRY5 to save $5 off your next…

Spring?

Spring Is Spring around the corner?  We’ve had a few good snows and melts.  That means we do our best to manage the amazing amount of water that comes down from the road and into our front field.  Our first year back in Grandma and Grandpa's house that water ended up flooding our basement.  Brian…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Here is a selfie from our pet turkey for your enjoyment.     This turkey is so personable.  He looks in the house windows to see what we are doing.  He comes over to chat when we are out doing chores.  He showers the hens with unrequited love.  He’s just so..big...compared…

Your Help is Needed

Your help is needed Here on the farm we experience hardships from time to time;  blisteringly cold spells, unpredictable animals,  crop loss. But, this time, there is something you can do to help!  We are running out of space in our freezers.   If you have been waiting to stock up on our Certified…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes We are about to build a barn.  That doesn’t sound mind boggling, but it is. We are about to build a barn! That one sentence conveys that we are in this for the long haul.  We are in our 5th year of farming.  We can finally see that the farm is beginning to be profitable and we…

Grounded Women Feature

This blog and photographs are the work of Lise Metzger.  You can read the first post in the series below or here.  The other two can be read directly on her Grounded Women website here and here.   Lise's photography work can be seen here.   The Grand Experiment: Jennie Kahly Part 1 April 6,…

Babies On the Farm

Spring Spring Spring!   This is definitely the most fun time on the farm.  We have babies everywhere-chicken babies, goat kids, calves and baby bunnies.  Getting up at midnight to check on the chicks in the brooder is not so bad when you get to observe fluffy balls thriving in their comfortable…

Possum Tales-We have an On-line Store-Spread the word

We are about to start our 5th season on the farm.  I am surprised by how much easier some things have gotten.  Our yearly planning sessions take less time because we have a broader understanding of what kinds of time,energetic, asset and emotional commitments we are making.  Each year we have a…

January News- Pittsburgh and DC Area Deliveries

Our Exciting News-Possum sightings in Falls Church VA and Pittsburgh PA We will be making a meat delivery into Falls Church, VA on Friday January 29th.  Meat will be available for pick up from 4:30pm-????  Contact us if you would like to be added to our Falls Church e-mail list and/or place an…
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