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Monday, May 30, 2011

Baldwin Brook Farm

We are now working with Baldwin Brook Farm to provide you with organic, grass fed pork and beef! We have in stock bacon, smoked ham, beef rib eye steak w/ bone, beef sirloin strip steak, liverwurst, pork sweet Italian sausage, Beef boneless NY sirloin steak, beef short ribs, and ground beef!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend 2011!

We have new artists and our plants are blooming and beautiful.  This is the best planting time of the year in New England, so take advantage of this nice weather and get out your garden shovel!
-Be Well!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The bees are back!!!!!!

I installed 2 new bee colonies tonight (thanks, Stuart!). Everything went well although on my own I didn't get any video or pics. They were pretty tame after the 45 minute ride home and didn't get too fussy.  The weather helped because it is cold and wet and they prefered to stay in their new homes rather than hang out to sting me.

The turkeys are doing well and growing feathers fast.  They are the funniest animals to watch.  Last night we took half of thier space back because we caught them huddling in the wrong corner - they will die without the heat lamp.  Tonight they were happy and full of fight as I changed their newspaper and checked thier food and water.

John picked some new goat soap up at Oak Leaf Dairy after closing the store - it makes the house smell like a slice of heaven. What a way to start your morning; with awesome smelling soaps that love your skin as much as you do!

Be well!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011

Its been a long time since I posted here and I'm sorry about that!  We've been very busy with the store and the hobby farm and, well, keeping up with life.  Our latest additions to the farm are the 'dirty dozen' - 12 new Turkeys hatched this week.  With all of our animals - the goats, the bunnies, the bees, the dogs and cat I still didn't feel like we were running a 'farm' and then came the boys - 12 large white breasted turkeys!  Now when I kick off my boots are 9pm just finishing my chores for the evening, I truly feel like a hobby farmer :)  Check out our new turkeys by clicking here!

The stores been really busy with everyone cleaning up their yards, starting new gardens, hanging out their flowers :)  We have another greenhouse we are working with and several new artists on board.  We are talking about adding space to hold more wonderful locally produced items and expanding our year further into the winter.  There is so much we can do, not enough hours in the day!

Yesterday I asked my parents to bring me binoculars so I could watch the cows grazing in the neighbor's field in the morning with my coffee.  They thought it was very funny that I was going to watch cows while others might watch the news or read the paper.  That is DEFINITELY not for me, I prefer to watch the cows saunter around the field, snacking on the grass, visiting each other.  My parents came to the house and we all went to the deck to watch.  I think they can see why I'd rather watch the cows now.

Be well!

Silky and Cochin Hut 2011

Guineas in their new flight cage!

Easy Bantam Nesting Boxes

Easy Homemade Bread!