David's Folly Farm Hours and Information

Welcome to the farm!

David's Folly Farm is located at 1390 Coastal Rd. in Brooksville, Maine.

Our farm stand in the barn will be opening for the 2011 season on Friday, July 1st! We will be open Wednesday and Friday afternoons this year from 1 pm - 5 pm.

Off the farm we do the following markets:

Brooksville Farmer's Market at Buck's Harbor on Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 12 pm.

Friday Morning Market in Blue Hill at the First Congregational Church on Fridays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

We're also participating in Farm Drop this year at the Blue Hill Wine Shop on Thursdays. Check out farmdrop.org for more information.

We are happy to fill custom wholesale orders for parties and weddings as well, including vegetables and flower arrangements.

We can be reached at 207.326.4445 or davidsfollyfarmstead@gmail.com

July 10, 2010

The Pigs Have Arrived

We picked up our litter of piglets on July 4th. We are now proudly raising 5 Large Black/Berkshire heritage cross pigs for slaughter. The pickup was a little traumatic for the piggies but once we got them loaded onto the pickup truck i think they really enjoyed the breezy ride.

Here they are (there's 3 girls and 2 boys) enjoying some muddy water. You can see the Berkshire in them in their pink boots but the black coloration and their floppy ears are from the Large Black side. 

The pig house was built entirely out of wood and roofing materials we salvaged from the farm. We had them in a small pen attached to the house for the first couple of days so they could relax into their new home without testing the electric fence too much. 

Here's their current pen. It's got some good shade along the side fence under some apple trees, which are doubling up as scratching posts. The long grass is being stomped down quickly and they're doing a good amount of rooting in the ground and digging up a lot of the bramble. We've been feeding them a good ration of slops from Buck's Harbor Market down the road, and mixing in a balanced pig feed for a steady protein supplement. They seem pretty happy in their new home and are growing fast.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, they are growing fast! Nice to see that the pig house is now a home!