Where has the summer gone!

Wow.  I can't believe our last post was way back in July.  I'm not sure what happened to the rest of the summer or the fall for that matter.  Time really does fly these days.   Here's a few pics from the rest of the summer. 

Spraying organic fertilizer on a few fields.

Hundreds more loaves of bread baked.

Successfully finished our first season as a CSA with beautiful shares.

Made the first braids of our soft neck garlic.

Pulled out the old grain cleaner and cleaned all our combined Rye (about 130 bushels) with the help of Pierre Peters and Brooke Soucie.

Canned many more jams and salsa to hold us through winter.

Sheared the goats (as you can see the newbies - Jet, and Jeena- have grown a lot since their arrival in June).

Acquired some new critters on the farm: ~16 chickens and 5 ducks.

Said goodbye to one of our Rams - Zipper - as he heads of to be bred on a farm in Michigan,

Successfully planted our next crop of garlic...with 3 new varieties. 

and welcomed the hatching of two little ducklings courtesy of our broody silky hen.

We were also able to combine all our corn and beans, plant our wheat, and plant half of the Rye cover crop seed.  Unfortunately the rain has kept us off the fields and unable to plant the rest.  

Please think about visiting us on December 2nd 2017 at Brukner Nature Center for their annual Craft Fair.  There will be plenty of nature inspired  homemade goods of all kinds .  And we hope to also be set up at the Santa's Market Craft Fair at the Fort Loramie High School December 3rd. Here's a few pics of the types of Items we will have. (bird and bat houses, homemade soap, wool ball garland, wool acorn ornaments, homemade cranberry hot pepper jam and gingery cranberry chutney)