The Farmers Son and the Farmhand have been working their magic on the strawberry field. The plants are coming out of dormancy and are putting on new growth and blooms. All of the dried, shriveled leaves have to be trimmed and weeds need to be pulled, so that the precious new greenery and blossoms will have room to thrive. The target date for the start of berry picking season will be the first weekend in April, give or take a week. ( a crystal ball would make it so much easier) It will be announced as we get closer to that time. The information, pricing, and guidelines will also be posted. We have all but given up on the momma goats. Each night as the rounds are made during the wee hours, they all raise their heads and look at us, as we disturb their cozy slumber, ( have I mentioned that goats snore?). With glaring eyes they speak volumes." CAN'T YOU SEE WE ARE SLEEPING???" On a positive note, if they freshen a bit later in the Spring, they will milk into the winter and we will have some milk on the latter end of the yearly milk cycle. Our only explanation for the delay, a young buck .... never been in the same pen with a girl, so a bit gauche and a little timid..... turned loose on a herd of lusty ladies.... all vying for his attention at once.... butting each other in fits of jealous rage as he runs around in circles wondering who to attend to first..... with no one getting any of his affections as he is befuddled with all of the attention and running for dear life as he waits for the "cat fights" to subside. How in the world can he concentrate on his" blissful purpose for living?" as the Farmer puts it. Whew!!! I see a reality show in the making! We know he finally got results, as is evident in the pooching tummies and swollen udders, but WHEN is anyones guess!!! ANNOUNCING NEW MARKET HOURS: AS OF APRIL 1, MARKET WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 4:00 PM AND SATURDAY FROM NOON 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!!!