November 07, 2004

fall farm update

Well, we have nearly recovered from an October filled with lots of hard work. We had our first frost on election night - funny how that turned out to be the coldest night since last Febuary or so! Our thermometers have been down to 20F the past few mornings and the layer of white on everything looks like snow.

The fall meat chickens turned out wonderfully, and we've had lots of great comments from happy customers. We were very pleased with the new processor that we used for this batch... thanks to Nels and his family at Mineral Springs Poultry for a job well done!

The lambs also turned out well, and we plan to update the sheep page of this site this winter with info about the meat that we'll have available next year. We had such a small quantity available this year that we didn't post it on the site, but next year we plan to have 10 lambs (if all goes well), so we'll be able to meet more of the demand for lamb.

The hens are still producing eggs and are probably very happy that we're keeping them through next summer. We have 3 more delivery weeks left for our Egg Drop CSA, and then we'll take a break from weekly egg delivery for a couple of months. We will be at the Hillsdale Farmers Market periodically this winter - we'll try to post the dates here when we know we'll be there!

For next year we're planning to have 3 batches of chickens for June, August and October orders, eggs available nearly the whole year, and grass fed cattle and lamb available in fall. We're also planning to do some pork for next fall as well.

We'll be writing and sending out our annual newsletter in late January, and order forms for next year's products will also be included. All customers who bought chickens or eggs this year will get the newsletter, but if you are new to Mossback Farm, please email us so that we can add you to our list.

Thank you to all the customers who supported us this year... we get much joy from providing quality food for wonderful people!

Posted by val at November 7, 2004 12:19 PM