Hello beautiful peeps,
Farm news is the blueberries are ripening. We don’t have the quantity for farmer’s market, but look for them this Saturday in Wytheville. Greg will likely have them.
The quail eggs hatched Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Out of 64 eggs, we got 52 quail chicks. That’s a fantastic 81% hatch rate for quail where 70% is the norm and 50% is not unusual.
Sheep and Lambs
The sheep and lambs were brought in for their second spring parasite check. We check just before lambing and right after. If they need assistance with worm control, we need to catch it quick — especially the lambs. Good news! Everyone is doing very well.
The small cheese cave is humming along beautifully. I put two more wheels of Peaceful Heart Gold in there just this week. The humidifier was put in place today. Now I need hydrometer with a wireless remote app — it’s on the way.
I have a small sweet banana pepper already. It’s about 2 inches long. The bulk of the rest of the 72 pepper plants are blooming. The potato plants are surging. After the small mishap with the deer in the beans, they are recovering nicely. Still need to get my culinary herbs in the ground. And the celery is still awaiting its relocation to the outdoors. I just need a few more hours in the day and I would have that done.
That’s it for farm news. Now on to the farmer’s market update.
Same, same here. Wytheville Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday 8 am to noon, again allowing you inside to make your purchases and pre-order pickups. I believe that this Saturday the veggie vendors will be more numerous and outside on the covered side. And as I said above, look for those blueberry vendors. Strawberries also are in season right now.
We are in the same place as before. See you there.
You can pre-order with us. Call of send and email and I will get you set up. Find vendors on the Wytheville Farmer’s Market Facebook page. You will find our products listed there as well as on this page.
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, “The Blueberries Are Ripening!” 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, “The Blueberries are Ripening” is chocked full of farm homestead news and several fun stories. I hope you enjoy these anecdotal wanderings as much as me.
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.”