Hello beautiful peeps,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My son and family visited. It was wonderful. Love this time of year.

The hours at the Farmer’s Market this time are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It’s a CHRISTMAS Market. Come on out and see what our wonderful vendors have to offer. We will have QUAIL EGGS $3 a dozen and recipes to help you decide what to do with them!! Another great item made specifically for Christmas this week is the pepper jam and apple pie jam, $5 a jar. We have the usual grass-fed meats available – ground beef $7 per package (approx 1 lb), 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 meat packages are available 1 lb – $20.00, and pickled peppers $5.00. 

If you are a Herd Share member, this week you can pickup between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Start thinking about what you want in December because I’m gonna ask. There is only one pickup for December. That means you will be letting me know what you want for all 4 weeks of December. 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

The quail are laying lots of eggs. The additional light is working for them. THey are happy with the additional “sunlight” and we are happy with the additional eggs. The penthouse ladies are getting closer to max laying. Sixteen or 17 eggs from the 20 hens up there. Will we reach a full 20?

Cows 

Cloud finally got the hoof care that she has needed for a while. That required the acquisition of a special chute to hold her securely and safely while the vet worked on her hooves. The vet was also safe from her flailing hooves. It was a good day for everyone.

Well, the day may not have been so happy for Rosie. She got her horns trimmed down to about an inch and a half. Scott checked on her today and, though she was a bit distressed yesterday, today she is right back to her lively, attentive self. No apparent distress from yesterday’s ordeal. She is in the pasture with the young calves but is no longer able to bully them with her horns. 

Creamery

We now have a paved parking area on the south side of the creamery building. We are ready for your on site visits. There are these lovely racoon tracks permanently impressed into the concrete. It’s really cute.  

That’s it for farm news. A short one today. Now on to the farmer’s market update. 

Farmer’s Market

I will be at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. This is the first Christmas Market. There will be lots of great vendors there with beautiful items for Christmas gifts. Trees will likely be available as well. There is only one market in December. It will also be a Christmas Market. The 4th Saturday of December is the day after Christmas and the market will not be open.

Our Christmas items include apple pie jam and hot, medium, or mild pepper jam. 

We have all of our meats back in stock for you and now QUAIL EGGS!! 

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. As you know, fresh milk is done.  All cheeses and butter are at your service. 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
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

Quail Price / Pound
Quail Eggs (1 dozen) $3.00
Quail meat (approx 1 lb) $20.00
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 10:00 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, “Thanksgiving Tradition,” I add a bit of variety to my usual podcast format. Thanksgiving Tradition has always been about thanking God for all that we have in this world. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both had input on this subject.  


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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