Noreen & Bill O'Farrell
Fort Getty Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
The farmhouse on the property is the Jonathon Law Farmhouse, a mid-18th century shingled residence with a large off-center brick chimney and a one story ell on the east side. There is a single large barn complex made up of a series of connected barns that evolved over several decades, primarily when the farm operated as a dairy farm. The oldest and tallest barn in the complex is a traditional style dairy barn with milking stanchions on the first floor and a large hayloft overhead. The connected buildings are designed primarily for equipment storage.
Noni O’Farrell and Family are raising pure breed Highlander cattle on grass.
Farmer Pat McNiff is working in conjunction with the O’Farrell Family and their property. Pat is raising grass feed lamb, and natural pork, chickens & eggs, turkey, and will soon delve into fresh dairy products. Pat has a wonderful website that will explain how you can purchase Pat’s wonderful products. www.patspastured.com
As the livestock rotate through the fields at the Beaverhead Farm the quality of the grass and soil continues to improve. The natural beauty is a gift for all to see.
Species of conservation interest detected during field surveys include Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, White-tailed Deer and Glossy Ibis.
Conservation Status: the Conanicut Island Land Trust, the Nature Conservancy and Audubon Society of Rhode Island hold conservation easements on the majority of the land on Beaverhead Farm. The remainder of the property is currently designated under the State’s Farm Forest and Open Space Program.