Posted on Jun 24, 2013

We’re going to Frankfort on 7/1 to use their mobile processing facility to process our 125 freedom rangers which are getting, really, really big- I suspect we’ll have some 6 pound birds in there.  We’ll have them at the Danville and Springfield farmer’s markets this weekend in addition to all or our pork.

Our current wwoofers, Kitty and Michael, are helping out trememdously- we made about 40 pounds of soap yesterday, mostly from lard we rendered last week.  It looked and smelled pretty good this morning but will need to cure for a few weeks before we can try it out.

Our friends Chad and Robin are traveling out of state for a few weeks and loaned us their Jersey milk cow- Big Mama.  She’s giving about 2.5 gallons of milk a day, and it is some good, rich, creamy stuff.  We made mozarella and ricotta yesterday.

We are going to start having open farm days the first and third sundays of the month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.   These will start in July, and right now we are planning on having a pottery making demonstration on 7/7/13 and then on 7/21 we will be demonstrating how to wash and card wool in preparation for spining or felting.  Please stop by.

I’m going to post a few photos I am ripping off from our eraly June wwoofers’ website- please read about their journey here: goat peonies pottery poultry