Possum Tales

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Thanksgiving Turkeys and Dog Snacks

AAAAAHHHHHH!!! The woodstove is burning and bone broth is simmering on the stove.  We are cultivating “hygge” here.  People wonder how we can stand the winters in Terra Alta. It is all a matter of perception.  We brave the cold and wind gusts to go and care for the hens and cattle twice a day.  But,…

Possum Tales- October

  Happy October “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Our family has been enjoying the harvest!  We canned 80 jars of applesauce and slices, a bunch of dried apple slices,  50 jars of peaches, and made apple and pumpkin pies from…

Possum Tales-Questions to Ask your Meat Farmer

Questions to ask your Meat Farmer How long are the animals on their farm?   Our CNG cattle have been on our farm for over 2 years.  At this point the CNG cattle will have been born and raised on our farm.  We raise a couple of Non-CNG cattle that have been raised on a neighbor's farm under…

Possum Tales July

We have had lots of family visiting over the last month.  It has been a blessing to have them close and watch them discover life on the farm.  I am very grateful to be able to focus all of my attention back to the farm, including getting this letter out to you!  Brian’s attention never wavered from…

Poultry and Beef Orders

2015 Poultry Order Form We FINALLY finished the Poultry order form.  We hope the design is more user friendly this year.  Just print this flyer and mail it in with your deposit.  If you have any issues with the flyer or filling it out, please call us.   We will have fewer butcher days this year.…

Spring Fever on the Farm

Beef Our big beef news is that we are about to install a cattle handling facility.  We are super excited about this improvement.  It means that we will be able to weigh our cattle as they grow, helping us to improve the quality of meat by providing data to help us decide when an animal is ready to…

What We've Been Up to This Winter

Hello! We know.. We know...it has been a long time since we have sent a farm update.  We have been taking a lesson from the season.  We are slowing down and spending more time getting cozy with our family next to the wood stove.  Well, sometimes it is like that! :) Beef The Cows are surviving the…

December Update

In the News Possum Tail Farm was featured in the food section of The Dominion Post last week.  The article focused on our symbiotic relationship with Terra Café.  Next time you are in Morgantown, check them out. Regenerative Agriculture Last month we started a conversation about what we are…

A Step Beyond Sustainable

Brian and I make an effort to continually improve our farm.  We recently learned of the term "Regenerative Agriculture".  This is a step beyond just sustaining the land that we steward.  As we reflected on our farming practices we thought you folks would like to know what steps we are taking to…
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