This past month has been a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least! You can’t watch TV or read the news without seeing or hearing about this pandemic that affects each and every one of us. Yesterday we even received something in the mail about it. Our farm has addressed it and the changes we’re making in another post so I won’t discuss it further here. Instead this post will be about what it always is, an update on what’s happening here.
April came in with some unusual temperatures. I for one was so happy to welcome the cooler weather. Hopefully you enjoyed it too.
This month marks the start of our Spring CSA. If we had to list out everything we have growing now, you would be reading for hours! 🤣 So we’ll just say that our members have ALOT to look forward to.
Trees are in bloom all over the place now. Our son, Joshua and I have been busy here on our farm, at our land, and helping my parents plant and maintain their own gardens.
Pears! These developing fruits are what we create our pear jams and preserves from each year.
Kumquats! When our kids were younger my parents would load them up with these little sour fruits whenever they came to visit. This tree reminds me of those times.
My Dad’s favorite tree is this peach tree. Last year it started producing, but only a few fruits. This year with all its blossoms, we’re hoping for a good bounty.
Mulberries are a favorite around here. We use fresh berries yearly to make our mulberry jam.
Herbs are in season year round here, but this one is a perennial that comes back every Spring. Lemon balm is part of the mint family. Want to grow your own? It is part of our Spring Starts line and you can find it here.
We are currently out of peppers and cucumbers, but there are some tomato varieties left for your garden.
In chicken news, we have welcomed eight baby chicks to the farm. We posted their picture last week on our Facebook page, but here it is again. They are doing very well and growing up nicely.
One thing we do with our keepers is try to handle them everyday. We call it “socializing.” We talk to them and hold them so they can get used to us. Yes….they’re spoiled chickens, but it helps once they’re older because not only will come right up to us, but they’re not flighty.
Our pastured birds went quick, but more are being moved to grass this weekend. So from there it’s just about allowing them to eat, grow, and enjoy life. We will keep you posted.
Last month I mentioned getting on the list for our pastured turkeys. I also want to send out a reminder again as we will not have last minute turkeys. They won’t be posted until July, but if you know that you want one, please get on the list ahead of time. Once they’re posted, they don’t last long.
In pig news, Mr. Piggy has turned out to be quite social himself. I am the “treat lady” so whenever he sees me, he squeals and makes all types of noise until I acknowledge him. Then he lets me know that he’s impatiently waiting and what has taken me so long anyway. Mind you, I’m out there several times a day and he wants his treats every single time. Yep….he’s spoiled already. Good thing he doesn’t know that some of his treats are weeds from the garden and we won’t tell him.
If you’re shopping for fresh local produce and more, you can find it on our shop page.
As always, we appreciate your continued support of our family farm. We hope to see you back next month. Until then….