Thursday, March 6, 2014
And there are a few signs of Spring.......finally. More baby goats are arriving, the buds on the fruit trees are opening a bit and the strawberries in the field are starting to blossom, the prequel to the u-pick strawberry season, which should begin mid April. 'The Farmer and Son are on the fast track with preparations to get the potatoes and onions planted, set out the cole crop transplants and spruce up the blackberry rows. The fruit trees weathered the freeze, with the exception of a little pluot tree that was in full bloom when the icy blast hit. Hopefully the peach trees will be able to bloom and set fruit year, as they all are full of buds. The poop pile that sits regally in the back corner of the farm boasts lots of seasoned compost for the nourishment of this years crops. With the lack of moisture this winter, the wells are going to be going full swing this Spring to keep the seedlings and transplants alive. At our new well, some vandals tore the electric meter off the pole and cut and stole all of the wire going to the well house. Thankfully we discovered the damage in between heavy freezes, or our well pump would have frozen and broke, and the damage would have been much more costly than it was. Someone's Mother would be very ashamed. The milk supply is good. If a quantity is needed, call ahead a day or two, so it can be available when you come. As the goat milk supply increases, so will the assortment of goat milk goods. Lots of soap, cheese, yogurt, kefir, etc. We have added a few more shares to the CSA. Applications are still being taken for those. The MARKET HOURS: Friday and Saturday from noon until 4:00 PM. Available now are, honey, ground beef, baked goods, home, bath and body products, preserves, and whatever else the Farmers Wife has dabbled at this week! With the beef that are going to the processor, some soup bones and tallow will be available soon. Since the homemade marshmallows and sourdough bread sold out, promises were made for their return. Honey marshmallows are what candy made in heaven must taste like. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!