I really think someone made a mistake and turned BACK the calendar to March, rather then May, don't you think??!! Snow on Mother's Day? At least it should be the last of the cold weather, we hope.
The greenhouse is bursting at the seams with hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetable plants and fresh herbs all ready for your porches, gardens and tables. Greenhouse hours will vary, depending on my work schedule, so unless it's a fairly good weather day and we can put plants outside for you, we will have to limit access to the greenhouse unless we are here. Call 490 2179 for questions. Usually, we are available FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 9am to 7pm, just call for availble times on other days.
After 8 months, it finally looks like light at the end of the tunnel concerning our little country store we will be building. As of today (5/12/10) the township will be moving forward towards allowing us to build. We have to wait 45 days while they publish the intentions, then there will be a hearing at the township building and THEN we can begin building !! Like I said, FINALLY! Maybe by July 1st we'll be able to break ground and then be ready to open (hopefully) in August. This will be good timing, as the garden produce will be about ready to harvest.
We are seeing many, many new faces lately, mostly looking for Pot O Gold Dairy's milk we have. Seems watching "Food Inc" has people becoming more aware of the things they eat and where they come from and how they are processed. Here on our farm, we produce what we can and add items from other small local farmers in our area. The only exception will be the Amish companies of Troyer Cheese in Millersburg,Ohio and Dutch Valley Foods from Meyerstown, Pa. They supply most bulk food and Amish stores here and in the tri-state area.
In the next few months we'll be getting ready to deliver more litters of baby pigs and we have 3 cows (black angus) yet to deliver as well. We'll be getting the garden ready to plant after Memorial Day and once the seeds and plants are in, then I suppose it will be time to do hay. Never a dull moment around here and never enough hours in the day when you have full time jobs too.
Have a Blessed Day !
Blaine & Karen