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July 11, 2020

Jars are a critical piece for the growth of the Helios Farms Farm Share community. Stores are largely missing half gallon jars, so returning your jars right away is critical to keeping the milk flowing.

Milk production has dropped with the change of the seasons. Next ye...

June 22, 2020

​We dried up Daisy, so you won't see her milk for a while. I'm hoping that she is bred, but if she is, she just recently was bred. So it will be next year before she's back in the line. Grandma-Sadie decided she had had enough of being in the line and went back to taki...

April 15, 2020

Abundance in the air

This canyon that holds your farm has an amazing abundance unfolding. The weather, sunshine and rain, means grass, and grass means food abundance. Calving this year has been amazing starting with six heifer calves in a row and perfectly-timed recepti...

February 12, 2020

A question that comes up around the dinner table at the farm is: "How can anyone get by with just one milk share?" We have entire families that receive one half gallon of our milk, and that one jar is apparently all they use for an entire week. At the farm, we go throu...

December 5, 2019

Winter

Winter solstice is only a month away, then the days will start getting longer again (whew). We will do our best to keep production and deliveries on track through the winter, but the number of variables go way up in Winter, and our farm resilience can be tested....

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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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 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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