Tuesday, April 6, 2010
If you have never had the opportunity to see a goat baby circus, you have really missed out! We have our own acrobats, tumblers, high wire walkers, dancers, and clowns. We do not have to leave the farm to see first class entertainment at its best. The only thing we lack is cotton candy! As Spring progresses and we watch everything growing, we are getting excited as to what we will be producing on the farm. We weathered the cold and snow pretty well, so the fruit trees should have a chance to bear fruit. The strawberries are blooming and setting fruit and it is such a sight to look across the field and see the dainty white blossoms polka dot the leaves. Our target date is still April 24, which is a Saturday. Next week we will post the guidelines we will have and more specific information for pickers. The dairy has been busy as we now have plenty of milk, so we are able to start making cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, kefir, soap etc. We are entertaining the idea of a CSA in certain areas to help those that have a long commute to the farm. We will deliver a basket of "Farm Goodies" a couple of times a month to a central location, where it can be picked up during certain hours of the day. Since we have dairy, produce, meat , baked goods, honey, sundries, it would be convenient for some. We will keep you updated on that idea. Our next big project is to requeen some of our beehives.(It always comes back to the bees!)Did you know that when the queen gets a little older, she gets the wanderlust , decides that her digs are just a little too crowded, so she rounds up about half of her daughters and decides its time to look for a more palatial home.....and leaves. She usually ends up in a tree trunk, or between the walls of a house or in someones attic..... It makes you wonder doesn't it? We try to stay one step ahead of her and just add another story onto her house.From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!