Posted by Matthew @ 08:17 AM PDT
Castle Rock, Washington)
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29 May · Tue 2012
Well June is just about here.... We butchered over 140 chickens last week, ground most of them (whole) into raw dog food chubs. Saved some for us and are smoking a few for farm day. Looks like the chicken side of it is dialed in. We have decided on Freedom Rangers for our meat chickens. The Cornish Cross are just not healthy looking .... and had too many problems. Our lamb flock is growing... new lambs born here and new purchases as well. This fall we will have lot's of beef due to the Red Angus is not good with calves. Emu hatching this year is over, not keeping any chicks this year have decided to sell them all. (We still have 30 so there will be emu meat next year!) Turkeys will be ready for November as will the ducks. Incubators are full with Muscovy eggs, should start hatching in the next 2 weeks or so. The fish system has just a few more kinks to work out, but the test fish is now enjoying some new company for the fist time in month. There wast is fertilizing lot's of tomatoes and some herbs, peppers, cucumbers and other various test plants. Garden is planted, and new seeds are replacing the plants starts n the greenhouse. As you can see we are just about ready for your 2013 CSA orders. If you have the time please stop by Saturday June 2nd and get to know the farmers that will be growing your food next year. We would love to meet you.
18 May · Fri 2012
Well it's finally set, this years FARM DAY will be Saturday June 2nd 2012. Come for farm tours, taste test, Information on upcoming CSA shares and co-op information. We will be starting at 9am and going all day! (well till 7pm) There will be a petting zoo for all ages and fun gifts for the kids. We are so excited and hope you are too. See ya June 2nd!!!
Posted by Matthew @ 04:46 PM PDT
16 Feb · Thu 2012
Wow!! It's been a year trying to get back to where we were before the move!!! Ran in to some minor problems, but there is light!! We have about 1500 starts of vegetable and herbs in the greenhouse. We are trying a few new plants this year... Wonder egg, vine peach, high mountain cranberry... Exciting... can't wait! We smoked about 40 turkeys this thanksgiving and shared them and sold a few. (we will include one with every full share this year) The emus are all settled in and are providing about 50 eggs a month... We plan on keeping 150 chicks and selling about 50 this year. We have 200 more chicks arriving tomorrow and will try to butcher about 500 a month. Will update more soon... Look for our farm day coming this June!
Posted by Matthew @ 07:55 PM PST