The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, July 23, 2011

On the Farm

This week I paid a visit to the Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst.

It's a beautiful place, as you can see in this video I made about a historic tale of enduring love.

Farmers have a sense of humor, as evidenced by this sign regarding the famous mystery about chickens and roads.

Some of the farming is done in homemade hothouses.

This allows for a faster growing cycle, resulting in perfect red tomatoes weeks ahead of the normal harvest.

If you want you can go online and buy into a portion of the harvest.

When it comes to the porkshares, they are presently still very much alive and living in psychedelic houses.

Yikes! Here comes mother and child to check out the visitors! Baby pigs sure are cute, but that cuteness factor fades considerably once they put on 500 pounds.

At the end of our little tour we were served snacks of healthy organic produce and homemade dip.

Pretty neat place, I promise to come back and explore the farm again around harvest time.

Meanwhile, the heatwave that's been gripping the country finally hit New England this week, as you can see from the fiery sun setting over the mighty Connecticut.

A hot show in Hamp.

Cool in the pool.

The better to see.