Good morning all!
So after whining about the lack of rain, Mother Nature sure fixed our problems didn’t she?
We have a TENTRR site on the farm (glamour camping for folks that don’t want to haul gear but do want to enjoy the great outdoors), and for the past 3 weekends, rain, rain, rain! Not much they can do to go outside, and while the tent is large and very comfy, a confined space gets real old after awhile…. And damp too…
The vegetable bounty is in full swing!
This week we add radishes, sugar snap peas, green beans(yay!), bunches of onions, slicing cukes, and grape tomatoes…… the high bush blueberries are full and plump.. this rain does them a very good turn BUT we have to get to get to them before the birdies!I am told the “wild “ Maine blueberries, (the teeny tiny ones that are soooooo extra delicious) will be arriving in the next 10 days. I offer them up by the pint and for winter keeping in the freezer by the 10 pound box. If you are interested in reserving your box(es), please let me know ! I will freeze many myself for winter sales, but they do go fast. And THAT season can be just as brief as strawberry season.
Our turkeys continue on in their rapid weight gain, Our meat chickens thrive too. I will be shipping lambs out in the next few weeks for lamb chops, and ground lamb for all of you that enjoy that tender pasture raised meat. And while I may sound cavalier about my lambs and their eminent demise, please know that ALL of our farm animals are raised in big open moveable pens or pastures, they are never ever fed antibiotics or hormones. They never see the confines of dark barns or small cramped cages. They are never abused or mismanaged, they live healthy happy lives. BUT it is one of the realities of farm life. And honestly even veggies have feelings too.
Please know how much I appreciate your continuing support for our excellent small Maine farms and glorious local foods. It is my pride and privilege to offer up our good for you . I look forward to hearing from you!
And finally to close my missive this week…… I have a very dear friend that offers up personal cooking . If you visit our web page (valleyviewfarm.me) we will have a heading for you to click on to peruse her current menu. Please contact Diana if this would be of interest to you, her flavors, colors and lovely cooking skills are truly amazing!
Grateful to do what I do for all of you,