Hello beautiful peeps,
We will have QUAIL at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Quantities are very limited. They come in 16 ounce packages with four birds approximately 4 ounces each. Price is $20.00. We will again have limited quantities of BLUEBERRY JAM.
The traffic pattern will return to normal at the farmer’s market. We will be back in our normal position, i.e. not blocking the pathway.
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The quail babies are not babies anymore. They have moved to the penthouse and are acclimating quite well. We refilled the breeder cages with the previous penthouse tenants. For the first time we have three full sets of five hens and one rooster. I only kept one of the original hens. All of the quail are various shades of brown except one. She is white. There are two in the penthouse. We shall see if they are roosters or hens. Maybe I will have one or two more white ones.
Scott spent much of yesterday beefing up the fencing arrangement down by the larger pond. Wendell has escaped twice before by himself by taking that route. A couple of days ago, Luna used it to escape. Scott got her back in the pasture. But later in the day I got two phone calls within minutes of each other from neighbors. The calves are out. This time it was Wendell and Virginia. They had gotten all the way to the road — and across the road in Virginia’s case. Scott quickly herded them back into the pasture. Today they are secure in the newly reinforced fencing.
Scott is on the roof today — and yesterday — and the day before that — and the day before that . . . and so on. He keeps plugging away at it. We will get there.
The peppers are taking off finally. For a long time the plants didn’t seem to be catching on, but in the last few days, they are staring to fill out and grow taller. The tomatoes are also starting to fill out finally. The sunflowers now. . . They are going great guns. Some of them are over four feet high. They have grown a foot in the last week.
The blueberries are just about done. The crows have discovered them and we are sharing. We are winding down with the blueberries and the blackberries are ramping up. Lots and lots of them are on the canes. Currently red, but soon to be deep purple. Anyone interested in seedless blackberry jam?
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 QUAIL and BLUEBERRY JAM!! LIMITED Quantities!
We are out of ground goat and ground lamb but have ribs chops and loin chops. 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 back in my normal position. The traffic flow is also back to normal. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (276-694-4369).
News This Week
- Products Available
- Let’s Get Together
- This week’s FarmCast, “Starting a 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)||SOLD OUT|
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, “Starting a Homestead” is a brief history of how we came to where we are today. From raising pastured chickens to building a creamery. It’s a journey over 20 years. There are also lots of details on homestead happenings.
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.”