Spring is upon us at Black Tansy Farm! This is the season for new baby calves and lambs. I’m so excited that there is no mud on the ground. Everything is green, and the flowers are blooming. We also have new grass coming up in the pasture, which is very exciting because the pigs “renovated” […]
We at Black Tansy Farms have just got a new tractor and we are really excited to get it ready to ride. We have 4 tractors in total and they all are about the same size except for the new one we just got, which is a lot longer. Our new tractor is a kind […]
At Black Tansy Farm we have been planting a variety of vegetables and fruit, such as chives, tomatoes, spinach, and basil. Some of the vegetables have already sprouted. We are eager to get them in the ground soon! This year we plan to construct a new high tunnel with assistance from the US Natural Resources Conservation […]
We are thrilled to announce that we recently completed certification through A Greener World to become Animal Welfare Approved for all of our pork products. The AWA label on our product means that our farm is adhering to the highest standards for ensuring humane treatment and outdoor access across the entire life span of our […]
These awesome farrowing huts help keep newborn piglets safe and warm in outdoor pasturing systems like ours (Honeyman and Roush, 1997). Thanks to Tom’s construction expertise we built each hut in just a few hours! We are deeply grateful to A Greener World for funding the project. Thinking of building a farrowing hut of your […]
We are thrilled to announce that we were awarded one of the seven humane farming Capacity Building Grants distributed this year by the Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). FACT is a national nonprofit that promotes the safe and humane production of meat, milk, and eggs. This grant will help us make welfare improvements to benefit our livestock […]
Taking orders now for our all natural, grass-fed, pasture-raised Icelandic lamb – $3.50/lb hanging weight, plus butcher fees for cut & wrap ($65 per lamb). Processing will occur September 18th. Icelandics are a heritage breed, traditionally slaughtered at 4-5 months, giving a smaller quantity (usually 25-30 lbs) of fine-textured and very tender meat that is […]
This is our newest calf, Cheyenne. Isn’t she adorable?! She is purebred Irish Dexter, out of Charlotte by our herd bull Billy. Cheyenne should grow up to a wonderful cow like her mother.