Hi All!

I saw my first V of geese fly overhead this weekend! What? Oh no….. that seems a bit too early….. other signs of fall ? Pumpkin picking and winter squash harvest, so many colors

and great winter bounty, our “wild “ apples trees are weighted down this year.. great forage for the sheep, turkeys and pigs. Our holiday turkeys are roaming the yard during daylight hours, picking bugs and grit and gravel from the driveway. They head back into their pens at dusk for their evening meal of grain. Easy keepers so long as the hawks don’t spy them and flash down for an easy meal of fresh bird. The younger turkeys in particular are prime size for these guys as they migrate through to their winter hunting grounds.


In the farm house, we have 2 young kittens, honest to goodness,,the energy and crazy antics of these youngsters! So funny…….anyone want one? Or two? I am serious, I’ll send photos if you are interested! They come from good mouser stocks, their parents patrol our barns and pens keeping the rodents down.

Our melon season has just about come to an end, I will try to fill orders for them, but they are becoming very scarce. Cukes too, seem to be slowing down along with zukes and summer squash!


The cooler night temps will be helpful in hardening up the apples , and it adds an extra bit of sweetness to the corn…. So darn good!

As always, my thanks for your ongoing support of local foods and excellent small Maine farms, stop by one of the local farmers markets when you are out and about!

So much bounty to choose from!

Kath

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Good Morning All,

Another week under our belts, we’ve managed to dodge the bullet of Henri, and hopefully the high humidity will break! Weeds are getting thick and tall now, they enjoy this high humidity and take every advantage to grow out of bounds….


My college bound farm helpers have headed off to school for the season. I will miss them, I forget how much I rely on their helping hands and ready to do anything additive. I wish them luck but silently regret that they will not be around to help through the fall… DARN!


True farm fresh produce continues to tumble in, we have dropped the silver queen all white corn and the French green beans. Our Yellow corn variety is in it’s last week. BUT the melons are just now starting to come along. And if any of you took advantage of the cantaloupe last week, you know how sweet and juicy they are.. I will have them again this week, but please do not hesitate in your ordering. They will not be around for long. I anticipate local watermelon for NEXT week. Soooooo good!





Canning tomatoes and pickling cukes will be available for home canning and reserving, email me or call for availability.


Finally, I will be visiting my family at their summer cottage in New Hampshire for a few days this week, and will (unfortunately) miss Wednesday market. Life will go on here at the farm while I am away thanks to my trustworthy homesteader helpers, and I will gather your orders for Friday delivery.


I appreciate all of you and your ongoing commitment to fresh excellent local foods! Thank you, thank you!

I hope you can all enjoy the waning days of summer, it sure has been one to remember!


Gratefully,

Kath

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Hello All!


Another week gone by, and I always say to myself “ WHERE does our Summer go”? Quickly, it goes quickly! We still have a good many lovely days ahead, but the season is changing. These cooler nights do make for better sleeping….




New this week? Well I have all colors of the rainbow bell peppers, 3 varieties of sweet corn (solid yellow, sugar and gold and all white), apples are beginning to appear in abundance, and melons are beginning to ripen! Most of you the have purchased from us in years past and know the lovely flavor and aroma of our local Maine grown melons. However, like our berries, you really need to order soon and eat them quickly. Picked when ripe and at max flavor you will hunger for them ALLLLLLLLLLL season long and think about them wistfully during the colder months of the year. Watermelons are not too far behind as well.


Our pumpkin patch is zooming along, I so enjoy the surprises that our patch will have for us as the leaves begin to die back…….. not yet though, please not yet.

We have our thanksgiving turkeys on parade throughout the farmyard now. We shut the farm gates and let them lose from their pens to graze and eat whatever bugs they can find. They never travel too far from their feed dishes though.

My big puppy boys (Kip and Leo) continue to amaze me with their intuitive love for their sheep. I allow them out with the sheep and horses for 20 minute visits, and if they decide to chase, then back into their pen they come. They are maturing more and more every day, and I am hoping that I can soon let them out for the majority of the day. Full night time guardian work will be a big test for their guardian skills but I am still about a year away from that major task.


I again and as always thank you for your support of local foods, our excellent small Maine farms and the vibrant and thriving farmers markets that receive so much community support. Enjoy our lovely Maine summers, and I look forward to talking to you soon!


Kath

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