Hello beautiful peeps,

The celery is coming. The garden is winding down and the celery is ready.

At the Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday we will have ground beef $7 per package (approx 1 lb). We also have ground goat $12 per package (approx 1 lb) and ground lamb $10 per package (approx 1 lb). There is still a little bit of Lamb Kabob/Stew $12 per package (approx 1 lb). Quail packages are available 1 lb – $20.00, pickled peppers $5.00 and celery $5.00 per bunch. 

If you are a Herd Share member, let me know if you want to add anything to your regular product pickup. To get to that section, you can jump down the page here

Quail

We have 58 quail in the penthouse. They are doing so well. This batch looks like they are really growing bigger than the previous birds. It could be the higher protein feed they are getting right now. The eggs are diminished some but still coming. Hopefully, we will have some lights on timers in a week or so. It depends on Scott’s schedule but it is definitely in the plan.    

Cows 

The cows are doing really well. They still make a lovely parade walk up to the milking shed twice a day. Yesterday they got their first taste of the new “loafing area” that Scott built. It’s a complex organization of gates and fences that will give us the freedom to move them, separate them, work with them and so on as needed.

The vet doing the preg checks was delayed until later this month. We want to make sure they are all far enough along for the pregnancy to be detected. Still have fingers crossed! 

Creamery

Check out our Facebook page to see the latest changes to the creamery. There are two new sections that Scott created that I did not know were in the plan. They both look great. I mentioned one just now with the cows. There is also another area along most of the North wall that is now completely under cover. It’s like a long pole barn attached to the north side of the creamery. Lots and lots of equipment and supplies are now stored under there and safe from the elements. 

Garden 

The sunflowers have been deseeded. I now have the seeds inside on shelves completing the drying process. The birds in our area are going to be so happy this winter with these treats. I got the seeds out of the heads and they are now on the compost pile. In the garden the big stalks left behind still need to be taken down and added to the compost pile. There is a lot of greenery out there that needs to be cut back and added to the compost. The only thing still growing out there are the peppers, culinary herbs and a few potatoes.

The dried beans are ready to be brought in and shelled out. Lima beans, red beans and white beans are ready for harvest. After getting all that out, the beds will be prepared for winter. 

That’s it for farm news. Now on to the farmer’s market update. 

Farmer’s Market

We will be at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday 8 am to noon. 

We have all of our meats back in stock for you!! And come take a look at that CELERY! 

We have ground lamb and kabob/stew lamb as well as rib chops and loin chops. We have ground beef and ground goat. 

Herd Shares

Herd Share Peeps, I’ll see you in my usual location. Let me know if you want something added on to your regular choice. Fresh milk and yogurt is available through the end of this month. Yogurt will still be available through the end of November. And as always, cheese and butter. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and/or Tuesday. 

I still have new herd shares available. Contact me via email (melanie@peacefulheartfarm.com) or phone (276-694-4369).

Please go HERE to learn all about Herd Shares and get on our waiting list. 


 News This Week 


 Products Available to Herd Share Owners  

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
Ground (approx 1 lb) $7.00
Lamb Price / Pound
Lamb Loin Chops $18
Lamb Rib Chops $18
Lamb Kabobs $12
Ground Lamb (approx 1 lb) $10
Chev (Goat) Price / Pound
Ground Chev (approx 1 lb) $12

Let’s Get Together

As always, we love meeting 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. Masks are recommended but not required as far as I know. 

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. 


Peaceful Heart FarmCast

In this week’s podcast, “Types of Cheese,” is a very brief overview of some of the many types of cheese. Fresh, aged, hard, semi-soft and so on. There are many more types than I talk about in this brief podcast, but this will give you a general idea of some of the most common.  


Free Downloads

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 HEREOr, if you have an Alexa device, just say:Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.

And don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to the Peaceful Heart Farm podcast on Apple PodcastsAndroidTuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify


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