Cooling Off in the Summer

//Cooling Off in the Summer

Cooling Off in the Summer

Grass-Fed Cattle

Smith Meadows Cattle find shade under the sycamores

Summer can be brutal with temperatures  reaching above 90 almost every day in Virginia. It’s hard to keep cool. Luckily the cattle at Smith Meadows have many trees that offer them protection and relief from the hot sun.

Pigs under the apple trees at Smith Meadows

Pigs find comfort under the apple trees at Smith Meadows.

Our old apple orchard is a wonderful spot for the pigs to wallow in the shade.  They have all they could want in a protected environment, yet they are used to seeing Farmer Forrest or one of his apprentices come to check on them.  We pride ourselves on raising animals that are not stressed from the elements or the humans who care for them.

Two Healthy Calves Say Hello

By | 2011-07-12T06:33:52+00:00 July 27th, 2010|Farm|2 Comments

About the Author:

Nancy is a first generation Italian-American who makes good food and thinks about it. She has lived on this farm since 1998.


  1. Bill August 2, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I just read a story about how some Kansas feedlots are losing cattle by the hundreds from the heat. The difference between the picture of the poor animals standing in the open sun crowded together on dirt lots in that article and the picture at the top of your post of your cows and calves on the cool grass and under natural shade is stunning – sad and stunning.

    A beautiful place you have there – well done.

  2. Forrest August 3, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Thank You!

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