Wednesday, May 29, 2013

End of May update

The front yard, blooming beautifully
It's about time we update about the produce we have going on here.. This week is one of the last for fresh Jersey asparagus. Hurry down to get some! Next week, or maybe even this weekend, we plan on getting some Jersey strawberries in!

We cleaned up and banded some of the asparagus to sell today if you need some. But, don't worry, whatever we don't sell we'll eat, and anything we don't eat we freeze for winter. We aren't ones for wasting produce this good& it sure is great to have some asparagus in the fall or winter.
Here's Luna helping out with the packaging.

Also, on this very warm day on the farm I figured I'd snap some shots of the garden for everyone to see.. Can't wait for tomatoes right from the vine.

Our delicious greens
A couple of the potatoes plants
Strawberries looking very nice
Tomato plant coming up nicely
 One of the most beautiful flowers blooming beautifully, the clematis. Hard not to enjoy such a lovely time of year:

Friday, May 24, 2013

And then there was one

Here's our lone lamb left of this season:

Our oldest and our fist babe from Nina is the only lamb we have left after a wonderful family came along and bought the others (as pets). It's wonderful that a group of them left together and also that the twins got to stay together since the family planned to make the boy a wether.

Anyone interested in this handsome ram? There's still time to make him a wether too if you're only interested in a companion. He's silly and full of personality!

Monday, May 20, 2013


What a busy morning it's been on the farm. Last night Mom got an email from someone interested in coming down to look at a few of the sheep. We're both awfully happy she answered so quickly. A couple came down and left with four lambs! And, what a great home they are going to with kids, goats, and lots of space. Good luck little ones, enjoy your new home!

We only have one lamb from this year left if anyone is interested. It's Nina's little ram that is growing up to be very  handsome! The picture to the right is from the day he was born, and the one below is him at 6 weeks. He is still an intact male.

We have a few girls from previous years that are for sale as well. Check them out on the "for sale" tab!

It sure is turning out to be a surprisingly good morning here on the farm. Someone must be looking out for us up there. Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, May 3, 2013

International Respect for Chickens Day

Tomorrow, May 4th, is International Respect for Chickens Day.

Just like dogs & cats, chickens have distinct personalities and are sweet & enjoyable companion animals. Also, the more chickens are studied, the more it has been seen that they also have amazing cognitive abilities and emotional capacities. They display empathy and are very intelligent birds. Plus, there's the belief that chickens evolved from dinosaurs, so we really should be nice to them ... just in case.

This May, celebrate chickens through out the world and protest the misery & bleakness of their lives on factory farms. If you still eat eggs and/or chicken meat, please consider not eating these animal products at least on May 4th. Maybe try an egg substitute or do some research on kindly, happily keeping your own chickens to spoil and get healthier eggs from.

Come on, for just one day you can eat plant-based foods - fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts, etc.

You can find more information here.