Well, things have slowed down on the farm a little: all but a few of the guys have returned to Jamaica, most markets are over after Halloween (except JP and Copley), many of the fields are put to bed — it’s all good. Glenn has filled the two wood sheds with wood and we are ready to heat the house for the winter. Yeah! Glenn still splits all the wood by hand — and we’re still cleaning up from the ice storm of 2007/2008.
You may remember we had the fireplace rebuilt in the original kitchen of our farmhouse. I am happy to report that it burning beautifully. We start a fire most mornings and on the few cold days we have had, I’ve even cooked dinner over it. It is a true pleasure to have this historic feature back in our home.
The farm abounds with turkeys, and we have been seeing the pair of Bobcats, signs of the bear and loads of songbirds at the feeders. The word gets around when there is a lot of turkeys seen in one place, and Glenn thought it ironic that his good farming practices and wildlife stewardship seems to result in a lot of hunters showing up from all over looking to hunt on our farm. If you are wondering, it is VERY limited what Glenn allows. He watched about 150 birds in the back field on Sunday -hunters day off 😉
Holiday Meat Orders: Need a turkey, ham, lamb, or other meat for your holiday dinners? Give Kate a call or email to check availability and get your order in. There’s a handy meat Order Form on her website. She still has traditional birds available and they are scheduled to leave just in time for Thanksgiving. I noticed their January meat CSA is filling up too. Of course all of their meat CSA information is online just click on the “meat csa” link! There is also more info about meat delivery and when and where turkeys may be picked up on her website: www.stillmansattheturkeyfarm.com
Wow, we’re taking signups already! We have a new subscription page with Farmigo, where we would like you to sign up by check or credit card. It is a nifty new system…check it out. My hope is if everyone signs up with this new database, it will be a lot easier for all of us. Once you are logged in, you can go back and edit your information – even your box size or pickup location!!! Sign up for CSA today