Hello beautiful peeps,

I’m back from Oklahoma. It was a beautiful wedding. I got to see family that I hadn’t seen in years. Fall weddings are the best. This week’s podcast is on that topic.

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, and pickled peppers $5.00. 

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

The quail are doing great. In another week we are going to pick out the best hens to keep over the winter. We currently have 15 laying hens but are only getting 6 eggs a day. They need more light. Scott will be setting that up in the next little bit of time. Both the current group of laying hens as well as the new ones we decide to keep will have extra daylight.   

Cows 

I’m ready to wean the calves. We will need to have them weaned before we can include them in the herd of milking girls. We will also have to make sure that the milking girls are completely dried up before we put the calves in there. We tried to put Luna in with them earlier in the season. She immediately began nursing her mother, Cloud. Luna had been separated from Cloud for months and months. It didn’t matter. Once she found there was milk available, she was on it. After a few weeks of not being milk, there will be no milk available, no matter how much they want it. Once they are trained that it is not available, they will not even try once the big girls come into milk again. At least we hope that is what happens. Fingers crossed. 

Creamery

Scott is still filling in those open spaces in the walls. He underestimated the time it would take. It’s not that his calculations were off by so much. It’s that he is making it beautiful. He is giving it a rough finish that is amazing! Once it is painted, the walls are going to look awesome! 

Garden 

The last really big task of cleaning up all the old plants and the weeds growing in the paths is still ahead of us. We have not had that first frost yet so the peppers, lima beans, parsley and basil are still going strong. We know its coming. We just don’t know when. Leaving the potatoes as long as possible is important. Maybe we will actually have a second harvest. We shall see.

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

Farmer’s Market

I 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!! 

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, “Fall Weddings,” is a recap of my wonderful visit to Oklahoma and my grandson’s wedding. I love fall weddings. It’s a beautiful time of year and weddings are always an affirmation of continuation of life.  


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.

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