Saturday, July 2, 2011

Can you say HOT!

Man, Has it been a hot one! We've put up more misters and adjusted our work schedule so we don't end up with heat stroke! We're looking at the last Sat. in July for Farm Night. I'm thinking we should start around 6 and go for it! We decided to set up stations and that way you can move from demo to demo as you choose.  Big Mo the new Ram Lamb is adjusting well to his new Harem. Dorper Crosses this Fall! Randy needs some time off! My Sis is sending over some VERY NICE Dorper cross ewe lambs so the farm flock is slowly shifting to hair sheep. We'll still bring home girls from the commercial flock but I really like the Dorper cross and am going to stick with it here at home.
 More of the Cattle will be moving back down to the Winchester Pastures this next week and most have calves along side. It's going to take a couple of long nights to get them moved without stressing them. I wish the weather was better! but we have to rotate them and KEEP those pastures healthy. We've found a great alternative to alfalfa to plant in the finishing pastures this fall (I'm Just paranoid about the GM Alfalfa) and the pasture that burned last year is coming back really nicely.
MONTH WITHOUT STORES PARTICIPANTS> post your findings here and on FB! I got a Grip load of Zucchini coming on so we'll be dehydrating and canning this month. Tomatos are ripening and the peppers are ready to go. Onions and Garlic are ready to harvest and Sergio has lots of fruit for us! EVOO from Petrou Foods is available by the half gallon and he has infused oils and some great Olives as well. Bandiola Spice is sending us some samples and we will have our own CLEAN rubs and seasoning mixes soon! YAY US! If you're out an about today stop by RIB FEST at EUHS and sample some great food! after all it is International Day of Bacon and Ribs! We aren't competing but stop in and show our friends some love! Have a Great Weekend!

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