Greetings to all! I guess it's not really winter yet. not till the 21st.
Yesterday, (Dec. 2) Taylor and her baby pig Losif and I were outside in flip flops, no jackets weeding some of the raised beds. I pulled out the lettuce stalks that I left go to seed and scattered all the seeds in the beds. Hopefully we'll have lots of baby lettuces next spring. Ahhhh, spring, that's what I look forward to.
Anyway, yes Taylor has an orphan piglet. Some friends of ours had a sow that only had two babies, and her's was the only survivor. Mom died. So my little Fern has her Wilbur..... and so for the last week she has been faithfully bottle feeding her baby every 2-3 hours. He is getting quite big- nice hams (lol) it's not funny to her though. But she has to understand we do not need another boar.
We recently purchased several baby piggies, 2 sows and another boar (which is why we don't need Losif! Call me mean- such is life.
COW SHARE- CERTIFIED ORGANIC GRASS FED SEASONAL RAW MILK
We have some really good Amish friends who are interested in starting a Cow Share program. We would act like a middle man for them (distributor). We are currantly working on the contract, pricing, etc. We are trying to see what kind of inerest there would be out there with our customers. They have 40 shares availale. We would deliver it to all our CSA drop sites as well as have it available at the farm. If you would be interested in finding out more about it please contact me at 810-672-9905 (Jean). They are Certified Organic and have about 8 cows. They do everything naturally for the animals, including having the cows bred at the appropriate times and drying them out for the winter which is natural way for the animal. This is what is meant by a Seasonal Dairy. There will be no mild in the winter months. Exact dates will be explained later. This is just a small amount of info. more to come.
WINTER MEAT, EGG, PRODUCE & STUFF WINTER DROP OFFS
Please check out our calender of events. I just finished putting in all the dates in. Also watch your email for reminders. Mark your calenders and try to call the week before.
HOLLY DAYS IN FARMINGTON HILLS- SATURDAY DEC. 5TH & 12TH
Come & see us at the Market in Farmington for some lovely gifts. We will have my cookbood, our handmade, recycled cloth grocery & book bags, homemade recycled bookmarks & even Fresh Smoked Dog bones for Fifi & Fido. We'll of course have a full line of our pork products, beef and eggs. We will also have lots of our delicious Summer Sausage. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Well it's getting late and I should sign off.