This season has been brutal. We got a late start with the weather and had to replant several crops because they were alternately swamped and killed off in the heat. The strange weather caused an early molt for our chickens who stopped producing for 2 weeks. We only managed one cut of hay, which we hope will last through winter for our goats and sheep.
We have beautiful yellow crookneck squash, picklers and ‘curly cukes’, peppers, Japanese eggplant, corn and tomatoes. There are fresh eggs and Hereford pork (chops, roasts, and ribs) all available this week. The long pie pumpkins are looking great, but we are watching our other pumpkin crops closely to see how they will tolerate the powdery mildew from the super-wet season.
We picked 1.5 bushels of apples last Sunday.
We are anticipating having some grass-fed beef from the Red Devons that graze here in the next couple of weeks, and are making plans to process the chickens before winter.
Organic and natural groceries and staples will be available in the next 2-3 weeks. Products include: grains and beans, supplemental produce, meats, health and beauty items, supplements and more.
Our new farm kitchen is nearly finished! When it is then we will be offering our own sourdough breads and pastries.