Sunday, May 27, 2012
The blackberry patch will be open on MEMORIAL DAY, Monday morning for picking. We will open at 9:00 AM and will pick until around 11:30AM. Lots of blackberries will be ready. Thank you for the good turnout on Saturday. The Farmer has made a request. Would all of the parents that came, do a shake down on their kidlets. Within a 30 minute span, the keys disappeared from the new tractor. Not to say that anyone took them, but we are covering all of the bases. They have been in the ignition since we got the tractor, several months ago, he never takes them out. He was changing implements, from the hay cutter to the hay rake, when he went back, they were gone! There were lots of people walking around, and we just want to put it out there, if anyone happens to find a Kubota key in the laundry! We would not make mention of it, but during strawberry picking season, the key to our Case backhoe, that had been in it since 1984 went missing, with all of the tools in the tool compartment thrown on the ground. Farm implements are very tempting to climb on, thus the reason for our wanting parents to keep a constant, watchful eye on their children. We are not able to watch everyone at all times. We want to continue our u-pick operation, but if we cannot run our farm equipment, we will have to change our farm practices. Call ahead picking on Monday through Friday for blackberries, open picking again on Saturday. We will start a little earlier as the heat is setting in, 9:00 until around 11:30 . The blackeyed peas and the sweet corn are about a week or two out. U-pick will be available for the peas, we will pick the corn. Also as the peaches and TOMATOES are ready, we will have some in the market. The market hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Call anytime throughout the week for dairy pickup. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A young mother came to the farm to pick berries this week. Tall, athletic, with a newborn and a toddler. She stated they were on a quest for berries. I informed her that the berry patch was a ways away, would she be able to make the trek? She informed Me that they came prepared. I gave her a bucket, pointed the way and they were off. She detoured back to her vehicle, and in a snap, she came from behind the auto with a stroller, decked out with drinkholders, snack sacks, an umbrella type gadget, a berry bucket, diaper bag, and who knows what all else hanging from it......oh, and a toddler in the seat, and a baby papoosed to her front. This girl was ready! She jaunted down to the blackberry patch, picked her some blackberries, and back she came! She weighed in her berries, packed up all of her paraphanalia and off she went......her quest complete. She didn't break a sweat! I was tired just watching her. I will never complain about being weary, ever again. From our farmstead to your table thank you for all of your support!!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The blackberries are coming on with a vengence! The early varieties are making a great showing....they are big and sweet. U-pick will start on Friday at 10:00 AM and Saturday at 10:00AM. If the weather is cool, we will pick until mid afternoon or whenever we decide to call it quits. Call and let us know you are coming, as we will be taking appointments for the first weekend to make sure their are plenty of berries for those who make the trek to the farm. The early berries are all thorny, the thornless will be ready in another week. The Farmer has been hinting at blackberry cobbler, his favorite, so you may see me in the blackberry patch picking the biggest ones. Picking hint: Pick the berries that are dark ,dark, dark, all the way around, and make sure they have" puffed". See you then! From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Strawberries, the gift that keeps on giving! We thought that they were done in. A little sunshine, a little rain, a few cool evenings, on to round 2! Next week we will be open for serious pickers. We will be picking on the shares.... one for you, one for me. Yours will be free, mine will be one less aching back. If you don't want to share in your labors, a discount will be given for 10 lbs or more. Get those freezers and pantrys full. Next year may be a bust! Starting on Monday, call ahead for an appointment, if we are here, you can come pick. The blackberry season will be starting next weekend also, more on that in a couple of days. If you time it just right, you may walk away with a berry duo. Our new market hours are Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 pm. Appointments can be made for dairy pickup throughout the week. From our farmstead to your table thank you for all of your support !!!!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
After a PowWow with the Chief and all of the Indians here on the farm,( The Farmer, The Farmers Son and myself ) there are going to be a few minor changes with our schedules. My multitasking skills are coming up a little short! First rattle out of the box is the market schedule. Due to the success of the CSA program, and the time needed for share preparation and pickup, as of May 12, the farmstead market will only be open to all, on Saturdays, from 10:00 AM until 4:00PM. Monday thru Friday will still be available for call ahead dairy pickup, just let us know that you are coming. The u-pick hours will be seperate from the market hours, as the blackberries continue to ripen, we will announce the target date.......it may be sooner than we thought. I am of a firm belief that nature, hand in hand with our kindly Father above, jumbles things up a bit, just to keep us on our toes! From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!