We went into 2019 with that book in hand and a pretty clear goal. You would think that new little farm hands would have blown this all out of the water, but there is nothing like seeing the world through the eyes of a little one to make you slow down and re-prioritize.
One of our biggest changes for 2020 is the end of our poultry operations. Meat birds are the most labor-intensive protein on the farm. Raising them on pasture means they need to be protected from predators and moved frequently to provide fresh grass and forage. While we had high hopes for our livestock guardian dogs - we have to admit defeat that Sarge can ever be trusted around the birds.
We are instead happy to offer our customers chickens that are raised on pasture at The Farm of New Marlborough. We will miss the antics of the chickens, but are excited to use those pastures for our flock of sheep.
Partner of the month: The Davis IGA in Kent, CT. The Davis IGA has been offering our beef and pork to Kent residents since January 2017. Part of what makes local groceries so amazing is their willingness to support local food producers and other small businesses. Many of our partners are seasonal farm stands, having our products at the Davis IGA allows year-round access to many of our customers.
Real food enthusiast following nature's template