Well it has been a whirlwind of a year here, hard to believe it is already October! This is the last month of our CSA and we have some nice crops coming in still. Looks like this Friday is when temperatures change drastically, getting pretty cold and a chance of snow! Time to get the woodstove fired up.
Last Saturday we processed most of our fall batch of chickens. It was a beautiful day, with sun shining and leaves glowing. Some of our great customers came out to help with the harvest and we are so grateful that they are interested and willing to be a part of this process of harvesting the food we eat. Our bubsters are wonderful creatures and they provide such bountiful and delicious meals for those folks who care about what they eat.
The next day, Sunday, we hosted our first ever Market on the Farm, which went very well and we met some awesome folks, including some our CSA members who were curious about where their food came from. We were happy to take folks on tours of the farm and show them our methods of producing our farmstead foods. We had a lot of help setting up this event from Andrew’s folks, George and Arly, as well as his aunt, Sandy. Thank you so much for helping, and thanks to everyone who came out and made the day so great! Photographer Laurie Schneider took some lovely photos of the event including these:
Now we’re working on a lot of little projects, fermenting and canning vegetables, and soon we will be splitting and stacking wood. Our turkeys are healthy, happy, and growing huge in their large paddock, and we’re looking forward to the turkey harvest for Thanksgiving in November.