Monthly Archives: June 2011
Big News! We’re now on the Field Day Farms Online Farmers Market.
I received an unexpected call a couple of weeks ago from the ranch where I bought my cows. They had sold their entire herd except for one cow with a slightly lame back leg and an unrelated orphaned calf. The cow is due to calve in late June early July. He said he’d been thinking the cow would do well on our place since it’s small and she wouldn’t have to do much walking.
He asked if I was interested in taking a chance on them, I told him I’d think about it. We hadn’t planned on buying any more cattle this year and I certainly could not afford them at the asking price. I decided to give it to God and see where it went. Last week I got a call and he asked if I’d still be interested in them for exactly the price I’d been praying about. I took it as confirmation that these cattle should come to live on our farm.
Today I took the trailer and picked them up. It’s very exciting to have new animals on the farm and the calf is SO cute!! The kids have already named him Guinness despite my warning that we’re going to be eating him someday. The cow is Tess, seems to fit I think.
This day came at least a month after we had hoped but, at least it came. Today we were finally able to get plants in the ground. The kids were a big help and didn’t complain TOO much. We planted 4 varieties of tomatoes and peppers, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, peas, melons, and basil. We used the flower beds around the house for lettuce, spinach, and squash.
As usual I totally underestimated the amount of time it would take to construct the hoop house and get plants in. At least we’ll get some benefit from it at the end of the season. I still have some odds and ends to finish up but it’s functional, Yeah!!!