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Wild Blueberries at Black Queen Angus Farm

Posted in Black Queen Angus Farm, Wild berrys with tags on August 28, 2011 by Chris Amendola

My Parents came to the Berkshires for a couple of weeks to visit.  While they were here, I took them to one of my farms for the day, Black Queen Angus Farm.

Morgan gave us a tour of the farm and while we were walking around talking, he told us about a patch of wild blueberries and blackberries on his property; naturally I had to check it out. Wild blueberries are some of my personal favorites of summer.

On the way to the berry patch, Morgan introduced us to his newest addition at  Black Queen Angus Farm; pigs. They were awesome and very curious. All thirteen came right up to us for a pat on the head or to nip at our ankles, either way it was cool.

Then we were off to pick berries. Halfway up the side of the mountain as far as we could see the fields were covered with berries. We picked some, ate lots and then  a storm rolled in from the west putting a damper on our picking. We took cover under the trees to try and wait it out but it started to rain harder. Needless to say we got a little wet that day.

All in all though, it was a great day on the farm eating wild berries.

Black Queen Angus Farm

Posted in Black Queen Angus Farm with tags on November 7, 2010 by Chris Amendola

We had the pleasure of  going to Black Queen Angus Farm a few days ago.  It was really amazing seeing how this operation works. I would definitely recommend checking out their website and incredible product.

We got lucky and had the chance to wrangle a cow that had escaped. The cow was chilling out by an old cemetery with 4 or 5 headstones. A little creepy in my opinion.

When Morgan, the farmer, asked if we wanted to help wrangle up the cow, I thought we were going to do it the old school way with a horse and lasso. I was a little nervous about that prospect.  Fortunately, it was a little easier; we ended up just walking it down a path and made sure the cow didn’t run into the woods.

We were on our way to see the second string bull when we came across some old apple trees that still had a few apples left on them. Morgan told us to bring some to give to the bull. He was massive, I would say easily over 1,000 lb. Here is one of my cooks, Pat, feeding the bull apples. It was crazy to see how gently he would take the apples out of our hands.

Over all I had a great time. Many thanks again to our friends at Black Queen Angus Farm.