Our milk

If you would like to purchase milk, please send us an email oake_knoll_ayrshires@lawtonsfamilyfarm.com
Please remember our milk is sold on a pre-order basis.

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OPEN HOUSE

The last Open House of the season will be Saturday September 7th  2013, from 12-4. Come see the cows and calves. Learn a bit about cows.  Bring your questions but for the enjoyment of all, please leave your pets home.

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Open House

Our next open house will be Sunday, August 11, from 12- 4. Rain or Shine.

Please remember : for the enjoyment of all, leave your pets at home.

 

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open house

For the enjoyment of all coming to open house, please remember to leave your pets at home.

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Open House

Our first open house of the summer will be Saturday, June 22, 2013 fron noon until 4 pm. Come see the cows and calves.

Rain or shine!

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Fall on the Farm

Nights are getting cooler, even days! This is a sure sign autumn is in the air. Working at the farm, (mostly outside) seems much easier with the cooler weather. 

The grass isn’t growing as fast and so we need to give the cows more hay.

Each cow needs to eat at least 40 lbs of hay per cow per day! With 21 cows milking that equals at least 840 lbs of hay per day! 

This summer’s hot dry weather has meant many farmers have to adjust their farms to adapt. Many farmers are selling cows because they won’t have enough feed for them through the winter. Other farmers have been given permission to harvest hay from conservation land, so they will have food for their cows in February.

We have been blessed with a moderate amount of rain this summer. Though things have been dryer than usual, we have been able to keep our cows on our irrigated pasture. Our spring fed pond has supplied enough water to keep the grass watered this summer.

Many farmers, organic and conventional, will have a difficult, stressful winter. Growing food (farming) is one of the only businesses where business owners usually are not able to base the price of their product on cost of production.

Thank you for buying milk, cheese, beef, veal and eggs from our farm. Because of you, we can base our prices on cost of production.

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last open house of the season!

It is that time of year! The nights are getting cooler, gardens are browning up, melons and other late season vegetables are abundant.

Also, the grass isn’t growing as fast and the cows are eating more hay to meet their nutritional needs.

Our last open house of the season will be Sept. 8. Check out our “Open House” page for more details!

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