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Fender Bender

Hello Friends ,

    Got the water well repaired and took the Suburban to a transmission shop. Had a minor parking lot fender bender with the fender of our market trailer hitting the corner of a truck bumper. Seems the bumper was plastic or rubberized something that couldn't handle a little aluminum. Those fancy attractive trucks are not as tough as they look anymore.


Recently got a barrage of new orders which help out a lot financially but more important they were very encouraging!!!


FARM NEWS:

    May be a little brief because the field work on the 40 acres for Fall planting has been a really tough job. The initial tillage should have been done in the Spring with more moisture present but the heat waves and smoky conditions caused delays plus the tractor I use broke down. A few years ago when we had a drought Summer in 2014 I tried planting Triticalli with Austrian Winter Peas in the Fall. It remained dry into the Fall and none of it grew. We thought it was a total loss and failure but to my surprise it came up early Spring and produced a fantastic crop for hay. I hope it works out like that again!

    Getting low on hogs for customer orders but still have 6 that will be in size by late Fall-early Winter. Have another Sow getting close on having more piglets and have 24 growing already for next Spring.


    Been having to feed hay to cows and sheep for about a month now. You may have heard on the weather reports that were into a drought Fall.  Chickens have declined from 20 doz eggs a day to only 3 doz now. Time to order new chicks for Spring layers.


CSA NEWS:

    This will be the 5th Delivery this Fall or 29th for the year.  Time to crank up the heaters soon as the temps are forecast for below freezing at night  in a couple more weeks. Already had early frosts wacking a lot of the outdoor veggies. Well let's take a look at what we hope to bring this week.


Produce/Eggs - Micro Green mix, Salad Lettuce mix, Kale, Chard, Kohlrabi, Salad Onions, Baby Leeks, Daikon Radish Greens, Napa Cabbage Heads, Dry Sweet Onion, Herb-Mint, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cucumber, Carrots, Beets w/greens, Fennel and Eggs.


Variety of Meat - Chicken, Ground Beef, Steak Cutlets, Bacon, Pork Cutlets,Deli Ham, Soup Item, and Surprise Item.


Looking Forward to Seeing You All!

Gary and So


Special Orders: Most Orders are delivered weekly on

the following Thursday. You will receive an email notice if that is not possible.