Keeping Up With the Happenings
Hi Folks! I'm going to try something new here with this blog style update page. You can expect a series of told from the heart updates kinda like journal entries from the farm. As is always the case if you can come see the farm call ahead and make an appointment to see what changes season to season!
November 11th 2021
This has been a crazy production season on the farm. We started the year with mild weather that was uber conducive for growing our pastures and hay fields. Being a grass based operation we were stoked for this. Soon however as many of you know we realized that we were getting too much rain and it interfered with our ability to make hay most of the year unfortunately.
In other areas of the business we expanded and saw to it that we raised and processed about 350 chickens and some ducks. We raised the largest number of piglets for meat this year as we have to date and it still wasn't enough to meet the demand of our amazing customer base!
We started our first summer farmer's market at the Canterbury Market and it was a huge success! We sold out of the pork that we had expected to need for the market and did a very good job selling most of the second as well with no short of disappointment when telling customers we were out of pork chops practically every week! We plan to do better in the 2022 season so stay tuned for that.
Toward the end of the summer we added our first grass fed beef to our market offerings and that has been a major success.
In late July and early August we hosted two family reunions on the farm catered from a meat perspective largely by the farm. We received rave reviews about the quality and the taste of the meat and we took many folks on farm tours. If you would like to book an event on the farm please call us (shameless plug)!
Preparing for the winter season and Thanksgiving has us in the snow mindset here on the farm. We are finally getting around to finishing our new high tunnel where we will be keeping our meat pigs and our egg layers for the winter. This will allow them to have access to fresh ground throughout the winter giving them some ability to forage while also tilling the ground and preparing it for the 2022 growing season.
As things start to "wind down" here we would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers for their continued support and words of encouragement. At the end of everyday we are all ecstatic to think about how many people we are able to reach with our little farm and it brings joy to the prospect of the future for our farm.