Most of our time this week went into preparing for the event so thank you to everyone who was able to come out for the Fare! It far exceeded our expectations and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and connect with new folks. It was certainly very encouraging to see such an outpouring of support for our local food system and farmers.
In addition to prepping for the Grower’s Fare, we have also been working to stay ahead of the spring thaw – and all the mud and manure that comes with it. Last Sunday, Dan borrowed a skidsteer from a friend and fellow farmer to scrape out the barn and clean the cement feed pads of all the leftover hay. We were so happy to be able to freshen up the barn for the milking girls, it makes keeping them clean and healthy so much easier.
This week we also wrapped up pre-orders for pasture-raised chicken – if you have any last minute orders, please send them in before tomorrow morning when I send the final numbers. We will have a limited supply of extra birds, so if anyone would like to add birds or missed the deadline please let us know as soon as possible.
As I mentioned, this week we are picking up a new cow – the daughter of our cow Millie – who will calf in April. More details will be in next week’s blog! We are also in the process of getting our new laying flock in order so we will finally have eggs available in the coming weeks (yay!) Thank you to everyone who has been patient with our lapse in eggs this winter. I’ll let you know when they are officially available for purchase. We have switched the hens over to the non-GMO feed so the price has increased to $4.00 per dozen, available through the weekly milk deliveries and on-farm pickup in the customer room.
-Dan + Whitney + Cecilia + Beau