Moonstruck Farms

  (Phelan, California)
Moonstruck Farms CSA
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Easter Lamb

The Sieberts have lamb available for Easter now.  This will be the only lamb available for Easter with the next availability being this summer.  They are lambing now and the 4H kids always get first pick and then it will be available for sale to the general public.  Let us know by Friday if you are interested.  Just drop a line moonstruckfarms@verizon.net.  Here at Moonstruck the trees and grapes are all in the ground finally.  I do have to finish mulching and painting the trunks and pruning and hopefully it will be on a warmer day than today.  That North wind was so cold today...thank the Lord for flannel lined jeans and three layers and a flannel work jacket!! 

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Easter Lamb

The Sieberts have lamb available for Easter now.  This will be the only lamb available for Easter with the next availability being this summer.  They are lambing now and the 4H kids always get first pick and then it will be available for sale to the general public.  Let us know by Friday if you are interested.  Just drop a line moonstruckfarms@verizon.net.  Here at Moonstruck the trees and grapes are all in the ground finally.  I do have to finish mulching and painting the trunks and pruning and hopefully it will be on a warmer day than today.  That North wind was so cold today...thank the Lord for flannel lined jeans and three layers and a flannel work jacket!! 

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Pork is on schedule now!!

Okay, the pork scheduling has been a little crazy due to demand and getting set up with a steady piglet supplier and it is done....yeah!!  Moonstruck Farms will be offering pork sides for September/October 2012 and roasting pigs (for those big summer parties) for Summer 2012.  The deadline for these pork orders is April 6, 2012.  for more details please email me.  Next batch of pork will be February 2013. 

Tony talked me into one more head of beef and so I have two sides available and they are grass/grain fed at this time, but if both sides sell for grass fed only I will convert it to grass only.  Beef will be an approximately one to one and half year cycle depending on their weight gain.  If they are ready by next Spring than another batch will come in, but if they are not then I will have to wait for Fall calves....circle of life on the range :) Now I just need to get my hands on the ultrasound equipment they are using for grading the beef....this is how they confirm grass fed beef is at choice grade, but then again I have Eddie and I think he is better than the ultrasound after 40+ years in the business...he has never steered me wrong and my husband has the pig measuring down and he has been within 5 lbs. every time!!

On the lamb front...one share left and no more until August 2012.

The first batch of chicken is sold out for July 2012, but we will do 50 each in August, September and October; 20 Summer turkeys and 50 Thanksgiving turkeys...sorry have to start out slow :)  By the way if anyone has a deal on cargo containers I need a few, but the budget is tight so it has to be a great deal!! My husband is kicking me out of the garage he says I am taking it over!! Hehehhe....he's right!!  Moonstruck signing out...alias the "garage taker"!!

 
 

Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb is ready for processing; just email for more details!  I know I am going to try one of those great recipes that roasts all night with a great red wine!!!  Yes, we are very, very Irish though we have other wonderful cultures mixed in us our Irish heritage seems to come out the strongest in our taste and habits!!  Work hard and play hard!!  Speaking of I have planted for two days straight, spent the day running around catching up on the house and running errands the rest of the day!!  Time to feed the animals, check on the greenhouses and call it a day!!
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Lamb and New Sweet Potato Bed

I went to Ash Wednesday mass, and I realized that easter is just around the corner (plus mike can’t stop talking about his big international las vegas karate tournament coming up, it is the day before easter…he loves it and has been training hard for it!!)  I called nancee siebert and we discussed the need for small lamb csa shares.  This is one live lamb to be split between customers. Just let me know if you are interested.  In the meantime mike has to listen to me all night about my exciting plans for the farm including sweet potatoes!!! (which includes begging for a new raised bed to be built by my “studly” husband…yes groveling and flattery is required!!).   First time in bulk…wish me luck.  This year’s focus….food for the masses…carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lettuce, green beans!! I can’t wait!! 

 
 

Lamb!!

MOONSTRUCK FARMS CSA

SIEBERT LAMB

 

PLEASE WELCOME THE SIEBERTS TO MOONSTRUCK FARMS CSA

THEY ARE FROM THE LANCASTER/PALMDALE AREA AND RAISE SOUTHLAND AND SUFFOLK/HAMPSHIRE MIX HERITAGE LAMBS.  THE CURRENT LAMBS AVAILABLE ARE GRASS AND GRAIN FED, BUT IN THE FUTURE GRASS FED ONLY CAN BE ARRANGED WITH A DEPOSIT. 

THE GRASS AND GRAIN FOR THESE LAMBS IS GROWN ON THE PROPERTY THEY RESIDE ON.

 

 

LAMB SIDE

$225.00

PLUS SLAUGHTER OF $31.00

PLUS CUT WRAP CHARGE OF $40.00

 

TOTAL CHARGE $296.00

(APPROXIMATELY 30 LBS. OF FINISH CUTS)

 

$100.00 Deposit is required to start process.

 

(IF YOU WOULD LIKE ALL STEW MEAT THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE AND I AM WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM FRYERS)

 

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Lamb!

Moonstruck Farms CSA would like to welcome the Siebert Lamb Farm to our multi-farm CSA.  The Sieberts have been in the lamb business for over 30 years, and raise Heritage Southdown and Hampshire/Suffolk crosses.  They are grass and grain fed, but only say the word and they will put one aside for grass fed only if that is what you prefer.  There is lamb available now so just drop an email if you would like more information.  Beef sides are almost sold out; I have one "grass fed" only side left for the season.  Sorry this will be it for the year; have to start out slow and five head are plenty for us to start with!!  We have one pork side left that will be sent to butcher in late May, and then we will take a break for a few months with pork available again in the late Fall.   We are taking a few months off so we can keep ourselves busy stocking up on chicken and turkey for the summer and early Fall.  Just a note to keep you updated; now that meat is taken care of time to go plant the new greenhouse with the beginning of the summer crops!!
 
 

What a day!!!

This was one of those days that just leaves your head spinning.  Phelan Chamber of Commerce called and asked if the other farms I work with and I would come to Phelan Phun Days in September...well can we?  So I called Ca. Dept of Agriculture and asked how it would work...no problem.  They will certify Phelan Phun Days for a one day "certified farmers market".  Awesome...now I know the church can do it for our Fiesta too!  So I emailed all the farms I know to let them know to put it on their calendars.  Then NRCS called and I found out that there is a one high tunnel limit now on the initiative that I am completing the study for on Greenhouse/High Tunnel #2, but if it becomes a permanent practice I can apply again then.  In the meantime we talked about the livestock fencing practice that I applied for and adding pipeline for the livestock.  This is a tricky one since I am a small biodynamic farm she said that most of the practices are geared toward larger producers so she is going to do some reseach and let me know.  I am afraid being a "Market Gardener/CSA" has thrown them some curve balls...not quite sure what to do with me since I don't fit into a lot of the puzzle pieces.  We also have been busy bringing on new providers.  We have grass fed lamb coming in from the Temecula area if we can get a full truck load....six lambs so email moonstruckfarms@verizon.net if you are interested.  We would like to welcome Glencairn on board from Redlands who will be providing citrus.  Look for them on this weeks "Availability".  Remember the Friday Email goes out showing what is available from each of the farms, you order and I confirm with an invoice emailed back to you, but soon the website will be up for easier ordering!!  Off to bed for me...Moonstruck siging off!!
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Merry Christmas!!

I am on way outside…yes on Christmas to plant onions before the next storms come in…I am looking out my window and it is slowly coming in!!  I am sure the storms will give me a lot more indoor time and greenhouse time later in the week….I love my greenhouse!!!

 

 

My blessings this year have been so abundant that saying “Thank You” just does not even begin to cover it!!  But this Irish Blessing hopefully conveys a little of what I feel.

 

 

May you have warm words

 

          On a cold evening,

 

A full moon on a dark night,

 

          And the road downhill

 

          All the way to your door.

 

 

Merry Christmas everyone and thank you again for supporting all our local High Desert Farmers!!

 

Rowena

 

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