8/1/2019 Sharing the Farm.
On the Farm.
From time to time we see various woodland creatures on the farm. Mr. Woodchuck is normally seen near the chicken yard however he was feeling photogenic near the cattle feeding area - unless of course we have more than one woodchuck (wink, wink). I came back from running errands this week and surprised a young doe on the road. Jerry found a nest of mice and a black snake when he was scooping out the chicken coop (yay Jerry - a clean coop).
We see the friendlier creatures as well as the unfriendly ones - that big hawk/maybe eagle is back harassing the ladies, our egg layers. Disco, the youngest rooster, has gone missing and I'm afraid he took one for the team and was carried away by the raptor. We have seen raccoon prints around the farm after it rains, and I've learned to identify many different types of scat (animal poo). The lack of rain forces many of these animals to look for water outside of their normal boundaries. All of the storms and showers have passed us by lately and we hope to have some rain over the weekend. The pastures are getting dry and crunchy.
Sam will be at the Davidson market for me this Saturday. I am headed up to Wisconsin to visit family and attend a family reunion in Minnesota on Saturday. Please give him a thumbs up for helping out his mom.
At the Markets.
We have a new product - meatloaf! Our processor makes a one pound meatloaf with our beef and no artificial ingredients. We tried it out last week and liked it. It was a nice jump start to an easy dinner. Stop by and check it out.
Good to Know.
Davidson Wednesday market. Davidson is hosting a Wednesday market from 5 - 7:30pm. We started the first Wednesday in July and had a great time (despite the heat). Summit's open mic night starts at 6:30 so we have built in entertainment and several families were picnicking in the shade. The parking is definitely better than Saturday - give it a try. We bring a limited menu of items so shoot me a text or email to make sure I'm bringing what you like - 704-308-1431, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for coming out in the heat,
Gil and Amy Foster