Hi! Welcome to The Farm Journal. I'm Kristen ~
Ben's wife, mama to four boys, & farm girl. Here are the everyday adventures of life on our farm.
We hope that you had a wonderful Easter weekend! He is risen indeed!
The baby calf barn is a happy place. Ben has designed a simple method to feed raw milk to our twenty-four baby heifers (at the time I’m writing this) using two bulk feeders. We are keeping the milk feeders filled with milk and the calves are happy and content with milk on tap. They enjoy […]
Today marks one month of Spring calving! This baby heifer was born in the cold rain last night so Ben carried her to our basement and we dried her off with towels and a hair dryer. She got colostrum last night and today and is enjoying the barn with the other baby heifers. Today we […]
We hosted our first Farm Day just days after moving into the farmhouse in the summer of 2017! Looking back, it was a big event to pull off while getting settled here with a toddler and a 5 month old baby, but we remember it with fondness. It’s important to us that you, our herd […]
This is our first year calving “tri-seasonally” with three separate calving seasons. For the past several years, our cows gave birth whenever they were bred by the bulls, and we would welcome calves year-round. However, last year we made the decision to have calving seasons for 45ish days starting March 1st, July 1st and November […]
If you are curious why more people are purposefully sourcing raw milk from a herd share (own part of a herd of cows) and enjoy fresh, raw milk every week, then this post is for you! Here are eight reasons to love raw milk! 1. Raw milk is nature’s first food All milk begins raw! […]
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with it the beginning of the dreaded family holiday get togethers. Now – hopefully this is not the case for you and your family, but statistically the holidays are a stressful time for many. My hope today is to encourage you on how to possibly make the holidays […]
Hi friends! Today is part two of a mini series so you can get to know Creambrook Farm and our family better. Here we go! -Before we were married, Ben had a milk cow, Beaulah, and loved having a cow and fresh raw milk. I had dairy experience milking cows as a teen. So when […]
Hi friends! Today I’m kicking off a mini series so you can get to know Creambrook Farm and our family better. Here we go! -Ben and I (Kristen) have four little boys: James, Nate, Teddy, and Miles. We are so grateful to be their parents! -Our last name (Beichler) is pronounced “bike – ler,” like […]
We are excited to announce that a new pick up site is launching in Hampton this month! We are so grateful to serve you, our wonderful members, through the herd share. Head over to the sign up page to get all the details for Hampton or our many other pick up sites HERE.
We welcomed our fourth son in August! Miles brings so much joy and we’re so grateful that he’s here!
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