We have decided not to have a “mini” farm market on December 11. With the colder weather and shorter days the chickens’ egg production has dropped off and the outdoor produce is frozen. Thanks to everyone who came out and in October and November. We were happy to be able to sell our egg surplus and the garden produce that kept on giving. It was a gentler end to the season and Caesar certainly was happy to see everyone. We would be happy to sell flour and eggs here at the farm in the “off” season. Just contact us ahead of time to make sure we are home and the flour is ground and the chickens are laying.
We are moving ahead with our greenhouse renovations. Hopefully, all the warmer weather isn’t behind us and we will be able to get the cement work done soon. We are waiting rather impatiently to rent a back hoe for digging a big hole to bury rocks in for a passive solar heat storage. It will keep us busy for some time. Everyone always asks what we do in our “off” season and it seems that this is our big project for this winter.
Our three older Suffolk Punch mares Jasmin, Gena and Gwen have all been “checked in foal”. We hope to breed the two younger mares Buttons and Sassy in the spring. Gena is due the end of June and Jasmin and Gwen are due the end of July. It will be fun to have some young draft horses around the farm again. We had Chester hooked up with Gwen recently and they went very well together all things considered. Perhaps we will be able to work Chester when the mares are on maternity leave next summer.
We hope that everyone has a Happy Solstice/Christmas Season and extend our best wishes for the New Year.