Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas around the Farm

Angelica's Ewe Lamb
This Saturday Montessori School-
        1618 Tower Grove Ave

Next week, Schlafly Christmas Market

Market List; Leg of Lamb, Stew Meat, Missouri Pecans, Salad Mix, Spinach, Radishes and  Holiday Greenery

Gift Ideas; Cherry Serrano Pepper Jelly, Garlicky Chili Sauce, Sweetly Hot Pickles, Apple Butter, Apple Chutney and Apple Pear Chutney all made with honey NOT sugar and with Pesticide Free Apples.

Wow, it just seems like the season just keeps going and going this year. I was out in the greenhouse planting onions today and the last of my Slow Food Garlic. It was so warm in there that it was actually uncomfortable with the sweatshirt that I started out in.
Saturday at the market we will continue on with the same kind of weather and so we will be outside at the Montessori School. All your favorite vendors will have their full size spaces so you should have a wide variety to choose from.

Last week Bill and I got home from the market and found this little girl prancing around. She is from good stock. Her mother is a 3rd generation Sunflower Savannah Ewe, Angelica.

I have talked about this before, but we normally don't have lambs this time of year but most of my girls are heavily pregnant. I expect several more in the next month. This one's mother usually twins but like the other two only dropped a single. I, personally have my own theory which is that those 6 weeks of no sunlight we had, mimicked shortening days and pushed my girls into early heat cycle. Only the ones born this Spring are just now getting pregnant and will lamb March through May, our normal time.

Come to the Montessori School on Saturday. Since it is going to be so warm, we will have Lemonade and Tea. See you there.

God's Blessings on you and yours,


Sam and Bill

1 comment:

An At Home Daughter said...

Hi Sam,
Just wanted to let you know that we also had goats breeding at the beginning of Summer resulting in many Fall kids (we pulled the bucks out the of the pasture the first day of June, as soon as we realized what was going on, but it was to late.) Anyways we had full sun and hot days, its California! It makes me think that they really don't know what controls goats coming into season.