Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Can't begin to imagine how many little potato eyes are in 600 pounds of potatoes, but it will probably be more than a days work cutting them up, letting them crust over a bit and plopping the pieces in the ground. In years past we have run out of potatoes smack dab in the middle of the summer crop harvest, just when it is time to throw a steak on the grill, with some summer squash and tomato halves, and there has not been a freshly dug baking potato to be found. With the" new to us" walk in cooler, we will be able to plant more and store more. The Farmer and Son have been putting the finishing touches on the 2nd hoop house. They  are going to plant the first of the tomato plants this week. The seedling trays are flourishing, lots of varieties of greens coming up. The dairy does are languishing in limbo, waiting for the kidding season to begin. They all seem bored to tears! When you see a goat bopping her head against the trim on the shed for hours at a time, just to hear the noise, her life is at a standstill.Our calculations were a little off, in determining when the buck started his Honeymoon Holiday. We know the date we ended his celebacy, but apparently the girls had other ideas! They have all become divas, and insist on all the preliminaries, a little good food to share, a little moonlight, a tickle here, a nuzzle there, and that  slobbery, blubbering noise that he makes in their ears, who can fault them for that? We anticipate the goat milk should start in early March. MARKET HOURS: Friday from noon until 4:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Special appointments can be made throughout the week for dairy pickup. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!

1 comment:

  1. I've been checking the blog every day in anticipation of fresh goat's milk! I can hardly wait!!! (But I guess I'll have to!) Thanks for the update and funny commentary!