On the average it seems 26 days a month go easy-peasy with only a few little blips ….….. pigs broke their ramp, goats keeping the sheep away from the hay or the bottom broke off the feeder. But those other 4 or so days a month are the ones that test your faith. The hydrant snapped below grade and is flooding the barn, the last 3 pigs refuse to leave the pasture (eliminating the chance of moving the other groups that weekend), the fox & bobcat took all the ducks and geese, the processor rescheduled your dates (again) those things defy all of my list making, planning and preparing and REALLY DRIVE ME NUTS!
While we didn’t have Elf on the Shelf when Farmer John was young, (certainly a good thing because I am definitely not that creative) we always stood by the phrase – “If you don’t believe he doesn’t come”. I think a bit of that is what keeps us going here on the farm for sure.
And in this season of thanks – we are not of complaining!! We know we have so much to be thankful for.
Speaking of Partner Farm Stands, have you checked out Barden Farm Market 510 Main Street New Hartford yet?? Aside from offering our proteins they have baked goods, prepared foods, local crafts, Sweet Pea Farm cheese and milk, and their own seasonal veggies as well. Not only do they have their neat little store on Main Street, but they have partnered with Brewery Legitimus to offer a unique CSACB - a CSA that includes Craft Beer and cheese. (www.bardenfarm.com)
Meat of the month – Boston Butt
Second only to ground beef this is one of the easiest and more versatile meats we offer. Pulled pork is low carb, gluten-free, Whole 30 compliant, dairy-free, low carb, paleo, carnivore and keto friendly. You can toss it in the crock pot (frozen) and come home to an amazing meal.
Real food enthusiast following nature's template