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New Season 2013 !!
The new growing season is upon us! Mother Nature, after handing out the severe droughts of the last couple years, has been generous with the rain, — and the late frosts!! — but we are finally off and running.
We have over an acre in vegetables this year – all on irrigation. The work – and the bounty – is in full swing! This week the Swiss Chard is spectacular and one of the most nutritious greens. Try some Kyuna Mizuna – a mild flavored mustard – great stir fried, steamed, or in salads.
Our new Dairy Cow – Miss Bella, is taking over duties of milk production while Daisy Mae and Pebbles are on vacation – a well deserved vacation! Miss Bella is doing a swell job and provides some great tasting dairy products! According to Oklahoma law dairy must be picked up at the farm and cannot be delivered. Please reserve in advance.
Now I had best get out there pulling some weeds – so happy shopping and healthy eating!
Happy Fall to All!! The refreshing weather is certainly welcome – now if we could only get some rain.
Our supply of grassfed meats are low – no grass = no grassfed meats unfortunately. Our beef supply is completely depleted and has been for some time. We had to sell of most of the herd as there is no winter wheat pasture or reasonably priced hay to tide them over winter due to the drought conditions. Consequently we are not even taking advance orders at this time as we are unsure when we may be able to build the herd back up.
We have a few lamb kabobs left and the poultry supply is adequate for the time being. We will not be raising more poultry this fall as GMO FREE feed prices have rocketed up 45% and our pastures are depleted of green growing things. We do have a fair supply in storage at this time – but when they are gone they are gone! We will make a decision come spring whether/when we will start poultry production back up – depends on feed prices and that depends on rain.
We have put the garden beds to rest for the winter and Gary and I have returned to more off farm work for the time being.
We have suspended ordering on the site due to a lack of available products at this time. We do invite everyone to call or e-mail if there is anything we can help them with in the meantime.
Please pray for rain – and hope to resume supplying great healthy local foods come spring – Gary and Tera