Tuesday, June 30, 2009

YAK TRACKS: Burr Bashing and Bottle-Feeding

Never a dull moment down on the farm.

Here's a big shout-out to our farm neighbors Tyler and Brittany, for coming to help finish our epic "burr-bashing" project in the south pasture yesterday in the rain! They each drive a mean pair of farm shears, let me tell you. The giant burrs didn't stand a chance.

And here's a glimpse of Baby Flo, who we "yak napped" from the farm last night to give her mama, Baby Jane, a breather. Flo will be living at the Williams homestead this summer. Welcome, Flo.

Friday, June 26, 2009

YAK TRACKS: Yak "Meet For Meat" - Come And Get It!

Come and get it!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of market season for Vermont Yak Company.

We just unloaded sixteen boxes of meat into our farm freezers.

Ground yak burger, ribs, sirloins, shin steaks, porterhouses, tenderloins, t-bones - and more.

We even have organs - hearts, tongues, and livers - for the uber-adventurous eaters.

The only item we don't have yet are our signature yak sausages - but we hope to have them in time for July 4th market.

Here's a little video of Chef Paul from American Flatbread talking with farmer Dave about their sausage flatbread form last summer.

Unbelievably good.

We'll be selling every Saturday this summer from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Waitsfield Farmer's Market on Route 100 in downtown Waitsfield.

Or, you can buy direct from us at the farm - just call us at 496.5199 (home) or 279.8302 (yak mobile) to set up a "meet for meat" rendezvous.

If you've always wanted to try yak, or are a return customer - now is the time to buy!

See you at the market!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

YAK TRACKS: "Yakking" with "Vermont Maturity"?!

Thanks to Vermont Maturity magazine for covering our "yakking" efforts at Steadfast Farm in Waitsfield.

I guess this means we are getting old.

Don't tell the yaks. We gotta stay nimble.

For the record, Dave has Ted beat by several months in the age department - approaching fifty as we speak.

Though he doesn't look a day over 40.

As Ted said, maybe we should start a magazine called "Vermont Immaturity."

Never a dull moment at the farm.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

YAK TRACKS: Meet Baby Jane's new calf!

It is always exciting to have a new calf born on the farm.

This is Baby Jane's very first calf.

And as Baby Jane is a bottle-fed yak, one of our friendliest, she is happy to have us come right up to her baby and get acquainted. We've never been able to get this close to a calf before without the mama putting up a fight.

She's muddy, but a real cutie.

Way to go, Baby Jane!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

il pleut

today it rains. no haying today. too bad.