Hello beautiful peeps,
Farm news has good news and bad news. Quail losses and calf birth. We will have limited quantities of BLUEBERRY JAM at Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday.
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The quail babies are doing great. We have 50 warmly housed in various brooders. The brooders keep them warm and safe until they grow their permanent feathers. That takes about two weeks.
The bad news is that a predator snagged four of our breeder quail over two days. We moved the surviving breeders in with the grower group on the penthouse level. Scott had to work on the quail hutch yet again. I believe all is well now. We shall see. Once we repopulate the breeder cages, we shall see.
I know the vest said that Buttercup had three more months before giving birth. Buy hey, everybody makes mistakes. It has been only two weeks and we now have yet another beautiful heifer calf. Virginia is gorgeous and the picture of health.
The small cheese cave is humming along beautifully. Today I waxed two more wheel of Peaceful Heart Gold. In a couple of months that cheese will be available. The humidifier is working great. The hydrometer with a wireless remote app is not working. I haven’t had time to trouble shoot that yet. Too much going on. Such is life on the homestead.
We put supports up for the tomatoes and they look great. I wish you could see the sunflowers. Some of the are already over three feet high.
I picked a couple of sweet banana peppers. The cayenne peppers and jalapenos are coming on strong. The California Wonder bell peppers are going to take a bit longer. That’s a much larger pepper.
That’s it for farm news. Now on to the farmer’s market update.
We will be at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday 8 am to noon. The veggie vendors will be more numerous and outside on the covered side.
We have BLUEBERRY JAM!! LIMITED Quantity!
We are out of ground lamb but have ribs chops and loin chops. Ground goat is also still available. We are out of beef. It will be August before we have more. We are sold out of beef 1/4s and 1/2s and lambs.
Herd Share Peeps, I will be inside near the exit door. I look forward to seeing each of you. Remember to let me know what you want for next week. Fresh milk and yogurt is available. And as always, cheese and butter.
New herd share opportunities are available. Contact me via email (email@example.com) or phone (276-694-4369).
News This Week
- Products Available
- Let’s Get Together
- This week’s FarmCast, “Life and Death on the Homestead” is now available.
- FREE Cheese tasting downloads
|Choose 1 per week||1/2 Share||Whole Share|
|Raw Milk||1/2 gallon||1 gallon|
|Yogurt||1 quart||2 quarts|
|Butter||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Ararat Legend||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Peaceful Heart Gold||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Pinnacle||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Clau d’ville Cheddar||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
Products Available to the General Public
|Beef||Price / Pound|
|1/4 Beef (approx 100 lbs)||SOLD OUT|
|1/2 Beef (approx 200 lbs)||SOLD OUT|
|Whole Beef (approx 400 lbs)||SOLD OUT|
|Ground (approx 1 lb)||SOLD OUT|
|Lamb||Price / Pound|
|Lamb Loin Chops||$18|
|Lamb Rib Chops||$18|
|Lamb Kabobs||SOLD OUT|
|Ground Lamb (approx 1 lb)||SOLD OUT|
|Whole Lamb (approx 40 lbs)||SOLD OUT|
|1/2 Lamb (approx 20 lbs)||SOLD OUT|
|Chev (Goat)||Price / Pound|
|Ground Chev (approx 1 lb)||$12|
As always, we’d love to meet you in person. You can find us at the Wytheville Farmers Market on Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon. Special procedures are in place for your health and safety, but come inside the building and see me.
As always, you may visit us at our dairy farm in Claudville, Virginia Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Saturday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm. Find out how we raise our animals and why you will love the taste of tradition that is inherent in all of our products. Herd share holders will be able to see up close how their cows are cared for and the cheese operation and where it is stored.
This week’s podcast, “Life and Death on the Homestead” has the good news and more details on the quail predator situation. Sometimes life is hard here on the homestead. We deal with life and death every day. Having said that, there is a lot more good news than bad this week. New birth and lots of growth.
I want to follow up on my previous FarmCast, The Taste of Cheese where I talked about developing your expertise with using descriptive words. The FREE downloads of Classifying Cheese by Type and Category and Expand Your Cheese Vocabulary are still available at our website. Please stop by and get your FREE resources.
You can LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. Or, if you have an Alexa device, just say: “Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.”