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November 11, 2019

The cows are all free-range grazing until winter weather sets in. We have these amazing days lined up, with stockpiled forage everywhere including apples and other fruits that are still falling from trees. The cows in the milking line are freely roaming during the day...

October 20, 2019

Every year, we have a LOT of baby mammals on the farm. One of the things I learned long after I had two sons who developed serious medical issues in the 1980 and 90's is that, way back in 1971, a doctor named Frederick Klenner, who was practicing in Reidsville, North C...

October 10, 2019

Helios Farms is breaking new ground with the help of our energized farm-share-owner community. As a community, we have hundreds of feet on the ground daily driving the revolution. First, let's take a closer look at Helios Farms' dictionary...

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revolution[ rev-uh-loo...

September 10, 2019

Lotsa Milk

With two fresh cows in the line, we have a good supply of milk. If you want us to catch up on missed milk earlier this year, let us know how many extra jars you would like. It's a good time to make ice cream, butter, sour cream, etc. Sign up for more herd sha...

August 28, 2019

​The cows in our milking line at this time are:

-Suzy (A2/A2)

-Mari (A2/A2)

-Molly (A2/A2)

-Dori (A2/A2)

-Thelma (A2/A2)

-Anna (A2/A1)

-Blossom (A2/A1)

-Dena (A2/A1)

-Lilly (A2/A1-Full horns-No pharma)

-Dani (untested)

Our Notes on A2A2

The A2 Corporation in New Zealand has done...

July 11, 2019

Doing Your Part in CSA

Helios Farms is growing fast because we deliver food produced from our farm share owners' livestock without using any modern ag chemicals or food additives. You are part of a community that is getting bigger all the time, and delivering more Singl...

July 10, 2019

I added a deliveries page to our website in the hopes that our farm share owners will check here to see the latest delivery information. I will update the info here as our deliveries roll each week and this will be a consistent page to check for your delivery status.

July 5, 2019

No! Not Buttercup!
 

Ever since we came to this land six and a half years ago, we have occasionally had dairy cows bloat and die spontaneously. We lost a favorite cow, Nora, who was born here on the farm, a couple weeks ago. A few days later, I found Anna bloated and wa...

June 23, 2019

I sent the update shown at the end of this blog entry to all of our farm share owners.

Deliveries

Our deliveries will be a little unpredictable for the next couple weeks, but you can count on receiving a text when the goods are at your drop point. We will try to provide...

March 16, 2019

A Little Snow

My last blog entry, on Feb 5th, mentioned that it looked like winter had finally arrived and, in addition to low-milk production, a little snow was expected which might cause additional delays in our delivery. At that time, neither I nor any weather servic...

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