What a great week its been. The weather has been spring or almost summer like, we hit 78 on the farm on Wednesday. Walking through the main field I saw green, March 10th and the grass is actually starting to grow.
The growing season is almost upon us. In about 3 weeks pigs will farrow. April 15th calving and lambing season starts as well. New life will arrive in full force this year.
Wednesday and Thursday we started rotating the pigs for the year. Roughly 25 gilts were moved from their winter paddock to the North fields. Their next home will be in the East woods we are starting to prepare the next move today. The woods are full of tasty treats for the pigs, acorns, worms, roots, and many species of plans, left over apples, and so much more.
Wednesday we brought 2 pigs to the abattoir, one of them will be split by two new customers, the other will serve our CSA and farm store customers.
Next week we have a nice Grass-fed heifer going to the abattoir as well. In 3 short weeks our freezers will be overflowing with steaks, roasts, burgers and more. This Grass-fed heifer was rotated through green pastures, she has been handled gently, and lived a low stress life, she will provide our customers with nutrient dense, tender, juicy and flavorful beef.
We are considering raising a small number of turkeys this year. Please let me know if you’d be interested, would you prefer broad breasted commercial type or heritage breeds?
Question of the Week for Stefanie:
Mary P: If you can change 1 thing in the future what would it be?
Stefanie: In the last year our world has had a continuous change in direction. A simple thing like hope has been challenged repeatedly. Future goals are constantly changing for us depending on our situation, the one thing that remains a constant for me is to spend time with the kids. It’s easy to get caught up in all the things that need to get accomplished just to get through the week, but my number one priority will always be to make sure Hunter and Roman know that they are loved and cared for. With all the court appearances and preparations spending quality time with them has been much less than I would like it to be.
In late March we have a beef going to the abattoir a side is available, cost will be around $1,600-$1,800. You can find more information on purchasing beef in bulk here.
The Farm Store will be open our normal hours this weekend, how do our hours work for you? Would you like us to make any changes to them?
Purchase a smoked ham 4 pounds or larger and receive a FREE pasture raised chicken of equal size (value $25-35)