Home of Miniature Jersey Family Cows in Cornwall, CT

Local Farm, located in northwestern Connecticut, encourages developing a more intimate relationship with the food we eat and Mother Earth through workshops and events celebrating backyard farming and home food production. A former raw milk dairy, we specialize in cow care and dairy products. We also breed, raise, and sell family-friendly miniature jersey cows.

For more information, browse the web site, call (860) 672-0229, or contact R Local Farm via email.

Visitors to Local Farm are welcome BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Visit R Blog 4 MOOs from Local Farm and udder Homesteading Helps:

Here’s what you’ll find…

drenching a cow

Care for Cattle

…describes what we do when our cows or calves are faced with health or behavioral challenges, how we or others have anticipated problems and what we do to prevent them in the future. Look for hints on making and using a calf halter, treating milk fever, weaning calves, homemade milking stanchions, working with oxen, and MOOre!

swallows in nest

Small Stuff…

includes the EGGSploits of R chickens and Debra’s growing photo collection of EGGSamples of portable chicken housing; HOPpenings of raising R crop of meat rabbits; and the Latest MEWS of R barn cats.¬†We’re always hoping for cats who are good mousers versus birders because the swallows who nest in the ceiling joists of the barn are fabulous all-natural bug zappers.

Alphonse & Margaret ground driving

Horsing Around…

is one of Margaret’s favorite activities. Here are a few photos of her with her horse-sized pony, Froggy and her mule, Alphonse. You will also find stories of other equine fanciers and some of their very good ideas or tricks of the trade.

a mini Jersey

In the MOOs…

are musings and ruminations on farm life, COWmunity, R cows, R food, and R world.

Tails of Udder Farms…

are stories about Debra and Margaret’s visits to other farms and backyards and the many great things they saw and learned.

canning peaches togetherR Local Harvest…

is all about harvesting stored sunshine and the life-filled abundance of Mother Earth… be it fruits, and vegetables from our gardens or from area farms; animal feed in the form of hay or pasture; back-yard butchering; firewood, maple sap, nuts to eat, lumber and other gifts or TREEts from the trees; or foraging for herbs and wild edibles as WEED Walk PAST YERplants.

beehavenWhat’s the Buzz…

with Local Farm bees? Several years ago, Debra attended an organic beekeeping class. Serendipity let her “eavesdrop” on a conversation between a beekeeper and his honeybees via a dowsing medium using a pendulum. With the help of a friendly woodworker, she built what she thought met the bees’ needs: hexagonal hives with copper spire roofs. Read about her 2013 re-entry into beekeeping as well as reports on other beekeepers.