The day started with repairing a busted water line in the vineyard, trudging through woods, briar patches, and snow for over an hour with a windchill of 3 degrees finding missing cows and repairing fence lines. It ended by finishing chores with a wind chill temperature of 1 degree. Survival kit: glass of wine, fire place, hot bath, wonderful and loving family and friends. The insanity of it is we are prepared to repeat the whole process again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day……….Love farm life.
Last year Terry and I spent several frustrating hours trying to load our pigs in the trailer to take to the butcher. Today I was able to get those girls in the trailer by myself in under 30 minutes. Thanks to Art Stoup for the use of his loading ramp and for supporting Redbud Farm and Vineyard with great help and advice. This farm could not produce healthy food for our family and our customers without my amazing husband Terry and his willingness to go out in the cold and dark to do farm chores.
It is time now to think about the food you will put on your family’s table in 2014. We have started our 2014 Thanksgiving Turkey list so if you want a hand raised pasture turkey fresh from the farm for your Thanksgiving dinner get on the list now. We are in the process of planning layers for eggs, broiler chickens, turkeys, pork, beef, and produce for 2014. Contact us so we grow food to meet the needs of your family. We are also looking at farm poultry harvest days for 2014. If you are interested in growing your own chicken or turkey and want our support to harvest your flocks contact us so we include you in the scheduling and planning.
Saturday was a super successful harvest day at the farm. We had 6 families join in the harvest with over 120 chickens and turkeys and all 18 adults and children participating. We are making plans now for 2014. Contact us about joining our CSA (community supported agriculture) so we can grow and harvest to meet your needs. There is nothing like locally grown eggs, chicken, turkey, pig, beef and produce. Contact us for more information.
If you haven’t made plans to attend the house concert tonight with Carolina Story it’s not too late. We will be expecting you by 7:00 pm. Conversation starts at 6:00. You don’t want to miss these folks. See you at the Redbud Farm and Vineyard in a few hours. Don’t forget your dish to share and your adult beverages.