Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sizing Up

Things around here are moving fast, we're in full swing production mode already! We've got meat goat kids, chickens, turkeys (arriving by post tomorrow), hogs, and, in a few weeks- weaned lambs. We've built an insulated brooder, a mid-size chicken pen, a new field pen for grass-eaters. We had our first CSA delivery (yes if you still want in, you can) and just got back 5 pigs from the butcher. And, this week we had our two does give birth to new kids! Fiona (resident cuddler and trouble-maker) had twin bucklings, and Noelle (resident chatter box) had a sweet doeling last night at around 11pm. I didn't hit the hay until close to midnight, and was back at it around chore-time this morning and just sat down a moment ago.

There is fencing to run, pasture to plant, a processing facility to build, and a duck pen to construct. Sizing up is simultaneously the most exciting thing I've ever done and the most terrifying and exhausting. This is kind of a make or break year, we've got our opportunity and we need to keep pushing, keep working, keep growing to make sure that we are successful. We are going to have A LOT of product, so please, please come visit us at the farmer's markets! We do still have shares available, and we also are taking a few more orders for sides of pork for the end of May. 

Unfortunately, I haven't had as much time to update, but you can follow us on twitter or facebook for regular updates. We'll write as often as we can! 

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