Farm Photo Friday: January 10, 2014

Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!

It's been quite an exciting week for us here at the farm!  Despite the freezing temperatures brought by the Arctic Vortex, there's been an abundance of warmth here.  For instance, here is Tammy the Tamworth, keeping warm in the spring house, just a day before she delivered 13 piglets.

And here is the 'after' shot!  Tammy is a good mother and all 13 piglets are happy and healthy, and not to mention warm, in the spring house.

Pigs and piglets are not the only ones who need to stay warm...  Bill Lenhard spends most of the year keeping the farm beautiful.  This week, he was busy spreading beauty in the main office.  Bill never slows down!


But hey, some of us here love the snow.  Iris, without a doubt our most social goat, beams with a frosty grin.

Clark the ox enjoys a nice brushing from Ross Duffield, our new Farm Manager.

Kim Schroeder, Facilities Director and Assistant to the Executive Director, doing her part to keep the Institute running smoothly - Arctic Vortex be darned!

Cynthia James, Food Production Specialist, is shopping for seeds so that the ASC program is ready to please in the spring.

Is the snow starting to stick yet?  Maybe not on the roads, but Louise DeVall, Program Support Assistant, has had a light coating.  Get warm, Louise!

Here's Coach, gently coaxing a few of the piglets over for a photo.  They listen so well already!  (Perhaps they overheard someone mention that he's the Executive Director?)

Coax accomplished!  Here are 3 of the 13 new arrivals, behaving the best they can for critters born with so much curiosity.

Dr. Hubert Karreman, Institute Veterinarian, has the ultimate charm when it comes to connecting with critters.  Don't they look so happy together?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the spring house, Ross is busy dismantling this dusty potato washer.  Why is he cleaning out the other side of the spring house, may you ask?

Because we have another expecting mama pig, Venus!  Ross indicates the spot where Venus carries the piglets now.  You can expect more piglets in the next few Farm Photo Fridays coming up!

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