Kids, Turkeys, Veggies Galore
Hello, all! Thanks for checking in. It's the busiest time of the year on the farm between all the planting, harvesting and weeding, so although we're trying to keep this thing up to date, posts may be a little thin for a while. Just bear with us and keep checking back!
At the markets this week (Krankie's on Tuesday, 10 AM to 1 PM, Dixie Classic Fairgrounds this Saturday, 6 AM) we'll have more delicious rainbow chard, white chard, green and red leaf buttercrunch lettuce and sugar snaps. Get there early or you won't get the goods, folks.
We got our turkey poults! We ordered 40, and they came in the mail as 2-day old little fuzzballs. We've lost a few sickly ones, which is to be expected but always sad anyway. Unfortunately the hatchery only refunds for those that don't make it in the first few days, so our profit loss has begun already! But when they chirp and get visibly bigger every day, it's still worth it.
In other news, we had 20+ 4-5 year olds come to the farm last Friday for a field trip! It was great. We taught them about how things grow, how we use good bugs to control the bad ones, and how to hold a turkey without squeezing the life out of it. A good time was had by all, I think. Except for maybe the turkeys...