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I have a small beef farm in Southborough MA. I will give a tour of the farm.

  • Sep 8, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • Breakneck Hill Farm

The farm is 3 acres plus a 30 acre leased pasture. We have a small herd of Belted Galloway and Milking Devon cattle (including a yoke of oxen). We also have Tamworth pigs on an oak and pine hillside and small pasture. There is an orchard which has not been sprayed in over 25 years with a bumper crop of apples for those interested in picking them (free). I am transitioning from a standard row bed garden to permaculture companion plantings. Finally, there are a few 35-40 foot American chestnuts on my property with an abundance of chestnuts that should be dropping for anyone interested in collecting them (also free).
http://blog.southborobelties.org/blog1/category/breakneck-hill-farm-news/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Was nice to visit our Farm Paul, have favor to ask! Am attempting to start a meetup group here in Haverhill, MA. Called Haverhill Wing-persons, so as to have others to go do things with. Seeing as Haverhill is on the edge of socail core.

    September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Anthony, your welcome to come back and visit, just let me know when your thinking?

      September 19, 2013

  • Jane H.

    Hi Paul,
    Sounds like a wonderful time and that you have more than a crowd for tomorrow. Any chance you'd do another tour soon? There is a group of us starting a hub (so far named "New England Center for Holistic Management") to do our part in New England to support the vision of the international Savory Institute (the biological solution to global warming and many other problems is building bio-diverse soil!!). Would love to hear more about how things are going for you and how we can support your grass farming.

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jane, I am around this weekend if you want to come by. My goal is improving the soil by assisting all tropic levels to flourish, then growing plants and then letting the cows, pigs and chicken do their thing. Here's my cell:[masked]

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, Thanks for coming to share in the farm. I want to thank everyone who helped out. It was a big group to manage and I didn't feel like I got to everything I was planning on. I would be happy to do another one on a more specific topic. Also, there are a lot more varieties of apples on the orchard. It is town owned land so the apples are free for the taking. If you let me know I'll leave the ladder out so you can borrow it. We just ask that you not go in the paddock with the cows,(liability thing) unless I'm with you. Thanks.

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A day well spent! Thank you so much Paul for your generosity and time, we loved seeing your farm and meeting awesome people!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been sick with a Cold all week ...still not well. Sorry to miss it

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming from Medford if anyone needs a ride from my neck of the woods.

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So sorry Karina, but it looks like I won't be able to make it after all tomorrow. : (

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One last thing, anyone interested in raw milk? we are not far from Eastleigh farm in Framingham or you can try your hand at milking our devon, she is in milk. I just don't have the time. Actually if it rains we can do that in the barn.

    September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes, I would be interested in raw milk.

      September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Paul I want to milk a COW... I told my husband that I hope u would let us but did not want to put u on the spot

      September 7, 2013

  • Jane H.

    Paul,
    I can be reached at[masked], in case you are able to respond. I'll be at Eastleigh Farm's Raw Milk Dairy days festival today with my son.

    September 7, 2013

  • karina

    is anyone coming from cmbridge/boston area, pls?
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    or i could meet u@ANY T stop convinient for u, pls?

    September 6, 2013

    • karina

      can u just phone me, so we could talk, pls?????

      September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      He does plan on picking people up here at my house.

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I'm looking forward to seeing your place, including your large trees. But are you sure they are American Chestnuts? http://www.ecori.org/massachusetts-resources/2013/8/2/volunteers-work-to-restore-american-chestnut.html

    Regardless, I bet they're lovely, and I look forward to appreciating them!

    August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The farmers niece told us it was a Spanish Chestnut but someone who was a member of the American Chestnut Foundation and use to work at the farm said it was registered with them. Its getting ready to drop its load of nuts so we should have some to examine. There is also a tree next to these that has leaves like a black walnut but the nuts are not round??? We also have a pretty big elm (30 ft?).

      September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like you have some very rare and beautiful trees. I look forward to photographing them and I'll bring my id books.

      September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to the farm tour!

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in buying meat, please bring a check and make it out to Breakneck Hill Cow Fund. The cows are held in a non-profit. I guess most small farms are. We will discuss some of the frustrating economics of grass-fed and this particular breed (Belted Galloways).

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, I am picking up a side tomorrow from the butcher, Blood Farm in Groton, MA (really, that's their name). They are USDA inspected. We should have most cuts and plenty of ground beef ($6/lb) available if anyone is interested. !00% grass fed beef (actually about 5% apple fed this time of year).

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm curious if this meetup would be appropriate to bring my 4 year old son to? I know he'd love the animals and loves picking apples, but want to check first. Would anyone else be bringing their kid(s)?

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Sharlien! Sounds fun

      September 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Laura, We have kids all the time. I only ask that parents be responsible for their safety it is an active farm with sharp pointy things.

      September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to visit your farm. Thank you.

    August 29, 2013

  • karina

    can i get ride, pls?
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    tnx-a-lot & looking forward meeting the ones, i havent met b4.....

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like good, the up close and personal! Do we need to be prepared with boots? Or should I knock on wood for tempting rain clouds to gather?

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We use a 9 paddock rotational grazing system to allow grass and forage to recover before the cows are allowed back on that paddock

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dane and I will be delighted to come!

    August 19, 2013

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