The GrassWay dairy farm is on a winding country road near New Holstein, WI. T For over 20 years, this is where people have come to see happy animals, outside in their natural environment. Sunshine, fresh air, exercise and nutrient-dense soils are our basis for healthy, happy animals right here in Wisconsin. The beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and eggs, along with other organic foods, are available in an on-farm store. Because of zoning issues, a small membership fee is required.
Stop in to chat for awhile, show the kids the new calves (in the spring they are in the paddock by the driveway) and free range chickens (visible from the road around the middle of June to the end of August). There are baby lambs in the spring now too – although they can be grazing anywhere on our 240 acre farm! They’ll talk for hours about what they’ve experienced here, without the video games. We can’t wait to meet you and talk to you how an organic family farm operates, using permanent managed pastures and organic materials to create a healthy environment. This is the way farming needs to be.
We are in full winter mode around here – feeding, bedding and scrapping. The animals all have a nice bedded pack to lay down on (bedded daily with organic straw and/or sawdust) in a covered, but open to the south shed. They come outside to eat and drink. We move the cows/heifers/steers out to a paddock everyday for a couple of hours every day for exercise (except for the blizzard type weather conditions). I used to worry about them slipping and hurting themselves on the ice, but after 20 years of no problems, I don’t worry anymore. Ok, I still worry, but not as much. Like people, exercise makes for strong muscles and good balance.
As I stated last time I blogged, for the first time we are offering our own organic wool from our own sheep for this winter season and the Christmas Holiday. We’ve had several wool batts made (twin, queen, king) AND wool pillows! Come to the Store to give them a test feel. We can also help you turn those wool batts into warm, cuddly comforters for your loved ones beds. A thick wool comforter can let you turn that thermostat down a few more degrees and LAUGH at the Polar Vortex. Call for more details. They make GREAT Christmas presents!
The laying hens are doing well this winter so far. Of course it hasn’t been too cold – but the young pullets that I started this year are laying well compared to some others in the past. It seems that most of the molting is done (thank goodness). It’s hard to look at naked chickens when it is cold out.
Our normal store hours are 9:00 to 5:00: Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday. We are closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Memorial Day (May 26th) – closed
July 4th – closed
Labor Day (September 1st) – closed
Thanksgiving (November 27th) – closed
Christmas Eve (December 24th) – closed at noon
Christmas Day (December 25th)
New Years Eve (December 31st) – closed at noon
New Years Day (January 1, 2015) – closed
11/1/2014: Milk members – There is milk all day, every day that we are open.