Spent the morning getting ready for the Ottsville Farmer's Market tonight - rain or shine!
We're bringing the following fresh produce tonight:
Sugar Snap Peas
Lettuce (Romaine, Boston, Buttercrunch)
According to the schedule from the market, a jazz band will be playing there as well. Sounds like it will be a fun night.
See you there!
The Christopher Dock Junior/Senior Banquet was held last night. Here are some pictures of Sarah with Shawn Coleman (a friend from the Sheep Club).
We had a great time at the Farmer's Market last night. It was great to see some old friends and meet new customers.
We do it all again next Friday night so come out and see us. I will send out a post mid week about what products will be available. I'm working on some new wool items too!
Last night we began the process of weaning the lambs that were born in early March.
The lambs are quite noisy as they call for their mothers. The ewes, however, are glad to become "empty nesters" again and are looking anxiously at the pasture they will be let out onto tonight.
We reduce the amount of their food and water for a few days prior to weaning so that they produce less milk and so that they don't develop mastitis.
What a great weekend we had at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival! The weather was perfect - sunny and in the low 70s. We had a great time catching up with our "sheep" friends and talking about our sheep to Festival attendees.
Here are a few pictures of Hannah with some of our sheep being shown at the Festival.
Here is a picture of Chloe - our newest addition to the flock. Hannah bought her from Pitchfork Ranch and we are looking forward to watching Chloe grow and mature. She should add alot of good things to our flock.
Tonight is the Ottsville Farmer's Market. I will be bringing some fresh picked Butter Crunch and Baby Romaine lettuce.
I'll also have along some of our wool crafts.
Our last lamb of 2011 was born on Thursday morning. She is a beautiful natural colored ewe lamb. A picture of her is found below. When I checked the barn early Thursday morning, I heard the noise new mothers make when "talking" to their babies. I looked all over in the barn and then looked over at the water bucket and what did I see but our newest lamb standing up in the bucket and wondering how to get out. She is doing very well now that she is dry and warm.
The grass has been growing like crazy with all of the rain that we've had. The sheep are sure enjoying eating fresh grass instead of hay!
Tomorrow is the first Ottsville Farmer's Market of the season.
In addition to our wool craft products, we will be bringing some herbs and flowers.
Lettuce should be ready starting next week.
Check out our farmer's market page for more information about the location and hours of the market.
Sarah turns 18 tomorrow and since it is Easter, we are having her celebration tonight. Hannah baked and decorated her cake. She made a vanilla cake with raspberry swirls with a Raspberry Cream Cheese frosting.
We can't wait to eat it later tonight after our dinner of Grandma's Creamy Mac & Cheese and chicken nuggets.
Today was a gorgeous, warm sunny day here on the farm. After days and days of rain, we were blessed with beautiful sunshine!
Hannah took some pictures of some of the signs of spring here at the farm.
The peas are finally up!