Good Morning all!


Hope that your long holiday weekend is fabulous and that you are able to spend some quality time with friends and family!

This week at the farm, the broiler chickens (meat birds) have been moved out onto the front yard pens, our temps have reached a safe night time temperature so that we do not have to worry about them getting chilled and “piling up”. And that is literally what it means….being a fast growing bird, if they get a bit chilly, they do not have adequate feather coverage to help keep themselves warm and they pile up on each other, suffocating and smothering those most unfortunate to be in the bottoms…. And speaking of which…… we will have 4-5 pound meat chickens available to fill your freezer in the next 2 weeks… if you preorder 5 or more of these birds I will drop the price per pound to $4.50 a pound, feel free to message or email me if you have any questions, I would be glad to arrange a bundle for you ! And we will let a good portion of these birds grow to a larger size 6-8 pounds, I know that some of you want a larger bird, again, please let me know so that we can reserve some for you….


And, I was out last night watching the sun go down with my big lovely furry puppy boys and we spied fireflies dancing in the tall grass in the fields! We used to catch them as little kids and hold them in our hands and watch their little bodies blink off and on…. We could not bring them into the house though , my mom had no tolerance for insects good or bad in the farm house or for that matter pollywogs or little turtles , sigh….

So , I look forward to hearing from you all, a great big thanks to those that picked up orders at market last week, so great to see you !

We will have a good supply of rhubarb and asparagus this week, the fiddlehead and ramp season is beginning to close down, so order those up now, while I still have some supply….

Again, I appreciate your commitment to local foods and our excellent small Maine farms, I am beyond grateful …..


Kath

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Good Morning All,


This week at the farm we have been planting ,planting ,planting!


We were fortunate to have a group of student volunteers come last week from our Auburn High School ,Edward Little) to volunteer some hours helping with farm chores…. And what a great job they did! They got all or our seedlings transplanted into larger pots, planted in a large patch of popcorn, mulched up all the asparagus beds and rhubarb beds, pulled old mulch hay out of the chicken coop ,cut out old fence wire that needed replacement, and finished the sawdust mulching around the blueberries!

Wow !!!!! If I only had those 6 pairs of helping hands once every week, what a difference it would make … I am ever so grateful for their help last week!


Now on to our next project! They never end……


But, here is our weekly food list, we have added a few new items: fiddleheads, asparagus and ramps are still in good supply, the rhubarb is plentiful, and our raised beds of beet greens and Swiss chard should be ready by midweek next week!

I hope all are well and enjoying this beautiful spring weather, please let me know how I can fill your frig and pantry with our awesome Maine raised farm foods!

My grateful thanks,

Kath

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Good afternoon all!


We got the Saturday market in Cumberland off to a super start with market temps topping out at 86 degrees!

It was a scorcher, and at market we are always so grateful for our canopies… the market was full of buyers and we had many vendors set up, fiddleheads ,ramps and asparagus were in great demand! Seedlings for the flower borders and vegetable gardens were well in evidence too!


We will be selling at the Falmouth Farmers market this Wednesday from 10-1 behind Wal-mart in the little park near the skating arena….

Please try to stop by. We have just about 20 vendors and a really awesome array of gods to choose from.


Our food list this week is included, I hope to offer you all market pick up of orders for Wednesday , and we will also try to schedule for food deliveries after market shuts down. Our Lewiston and Auburn folks can either pick up at the Red Shed at the Farm or delivery will be arranged for Friday.

So, not to create much confusion, but if folks ordering for Wednesday pick up /deliveries could get your food list to me today (Monday) or tomorrow by noon, we will be able to pick, wash and pack for a full bountiful day at Market!


AND, as I wrote last week, just 4 days ago, I let out the baby goslings from their front lawn pen and my “Mother Goose “duties have been removed , taken over by the Aunties and Uncle geese successfully and quite bossily I might add!

Now they all emphatically are saying STAY AWAY FROM OUR BABIES! Bossy, bossy, bossy!

I hope to hear from you soon, and feel free to email me with any questions or comments!

Happy Spring to All !


Kath

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