Farmer Friday

Recently I was told since March there has been only one occurrence when it didn’t rain for 5 days straight.  There’s been a lot of rain falling down on me.  Hunter and I got soaked this morning, we moved animals to prepare for a busy next week.

Chickens moved to a new field, the move went easier than anticipated.  With 3 dogs, 2 puppies, and 200+ hens, I expected a couple of challenges, it was smooth sailing other than the showers.

Two groups of pigs are moving to new paddocks after the rain lets up, and we plan to fence the next 3-4 paddocks for the cattle.  The cattle are in the back 40, where there are several springs and small ponds for them to drink from, over the next week we will only need to check on them, and let them into the next paddock.

The weatherman is saying that we will possibly have a whole week with no rain.  With the help of a microloan we purchased an old cut conditioner, and a neighbor is loaning us his baler.  We oiled and greased our hay equipment.  This week we will cut, ted, rake, and bale at least 50 acres.  If the weather cooperates we will put up all 80 acres of late first cutting.

MEAT

We stocked the freezers with Grass-fed Beef yesterday, a great supply of steaks available this weekend.

Pasture Raised Chicken:  This week the next batch is available.  We are going to be offering cut ups for the first time, bone in breast, legs, thighs, and wings.  Email to reserve yours josh@westwindacres.com

Pasture Raised Pork:  This week we are fully stocked with pork, stop by this weekend to stock up.  Chops, sausage, roasts, ribs and much more.

CSA Openings:  In July and August we have 3 openings for new CSA members.  Each month we prepare a selection of our pasture raised meats for our CSA members.  You can pick up at the farm, or we can deliver right to your door.  Order a CSA for your family today!

Half and Whole Pig Prebuys:    We are offering a few pigs for prebuy.  Order now for a 15% discount, pigs will go to butcher this fall.

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2884 West Glenville Rd

West Charlton NY 12010

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