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.
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
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.