Fireflies

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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