Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Market at Schlafly

Schlafly Market -7620 Southwest Ave
We have several Leg of Lamb and Shoulder Roasts, Ground Lamb, Garbanzo Bean and Fenugreek Sprouts Slow Food "Ark of Taste" Cayuga Duck eggs.
Cherry Serrano Pepper Jelly, Smoked Tomatillo Salsa and Organic Apple Butter.
Get a free Jar of Cherry Serrano Pepper Jelly if you buy the leg with the shank still attached.

After this week, I am happy to say that all our eggs will be free of GMO feed. We finally found a source that would deliver to our feed mill. We picked up our first load yesterday. We dropped Corn from our feed last year and replaced with Milo but the laying mash still had Soy and other byproducts. After much negotiation from the feed mill, the supplier finally dropped some off.

Also, by the way, I am blogging for Grit Magazine, you can find my newest blog on Shepherding at this link.

We have been working on a high tunnel made from mostly reclaimed materials. While the details haven't been fine tuned, today we got in the first of the raised beds. Pictured here is one of my childhood friends John who came over today and made this happen. He really got a taste of Farm life while doing a great job.

The following is some of the tomatoes that we are going to put into this high tunnel and have for sale at the market.
Green Copia, Mortgage Lifter, Pantano Romanesco, Lemon Boy, Early Girl, Caspian Pink, Black Cherry, Chocolate Cherry, Tie Dye Berkley, Sweet Carneros, Green Zebra, Green Malochite Box,
Pork Chop, Blue Beauty, Pink Girl, Amish Paste, PAUL ROBESON, Purple Carbon, Black From Tula, Mortgage Lifter, Thai Turtle Egg, SunSugar, Golden Jubilee, Purple BumbleBee, Black Krim and Strawberry Banana.
 Many people became addicted to these tomatoes last year and I know one gentleman who haunts my stand looking for the Black From Tula Plants.
He has been growing them for the past 3 seasons.

Lots and lots lambs. We're up to 17 and still have one more to go. However, we lost one of our oldest ewes last week from our original flock. These are some of the beautiful lambs that Lily has thrown for us over the years. She was about 15 years old and we have several of her offspring. Lily is on the right. She was a Jacob sheep and had much personality. We will miss her. She is pictured here with BellaDonna the first born on our property. I read the other day that the average Hair sheep lives about 12 years. I guess we are doing something right because most of ours are living from 15-18 years and many are from the flock that we bought who were several years old when they came here.

Remember this? A couple of years ago, one of her lambs was born yellow on Easter. Something to do with the amniotic fluid. It wore off eventually but we kept her and Vicki from Flower Hill Farm dubbed her Buttercup.
She just lambed for the first time a few weeks ago.
See you at Schlafly!
God's blessings on you and yours,
Sam and Bill
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