Farm Update 11-01-18

Yet another brief update to keep everyone apprised of happenings on the farm. The season ending is now officially set; the last day of the 2018 season being Sunday November 18th, with the Friday – Sunday schedule remaining the same.

Don’t forget, Daylight Savings time ends this weekend.

Lots of general works continues. The temporary farm stand/greenhouse is now finished and was moved into position on Wednesday. I have also added in solar-powered lights for those days when it’s real dark and nasty, and also figuring that as we go forward into the winter season that the end of the days on Friday and Saturday could get real dark before 6pm.

There’s still not much going on here, with just a few things left growing or waiting to be harvested. The weather has caused me no end of problems with trying to get Potatoes pulled out of the ground this year, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better now.

The ladies are doing well and adapting to what were colder temps. Actually, I think they’re a bit happy that the temps came up a bit as it will give them a little more time to get used to overall colder temps.

For those of you who have been following the story of the chickens, and know what is to become of them, I have some good news. With the aid of a regular customer who has been following their stories, a few of the chickens that I have had to deal with all summer, specifically Spunky (the special needs chickens who I still hand feed once a day), Little Red (the sweetest chicken I’ve ever dealt with), and another hen-pecked chicken named Squeaky (who was so brutally attacked that her comb was permanently damaged), have been found a home for them to move to in a few weeks where they can live out their days.

Regarding the other chickens, I have obtained my Cornell Cooperative Extension slaughter and processing certification letter and am waiting to hear back from the insurance company regarding product liability coverage.

For the jam lovers out there, be sure to stock up soon. Given how close to the end of the season it is, I do not think I will be making any more preserves this year, unless there is a special order for a whole batch, and acceptance of any orders will be based on whether or not I think I will have the time to make them.

That’s it for now. Hope to see you all at the farm soon. Have a great week.