We are back at the DCFM around the capitol square starting Saturday, June 19th. We are planning one more drop for those of you who like this protocol for Saturday, June 12th.
Thank you to all of you who helped us through this past year. We’ve been so blessed to be able to figure out new ways to continue to provide nutritious meat for your families.
We hosted a customer appreciation hog roast this past Memorial Day weekend. Everyone was really happy to get back out and socialize again. The weather was gorgeous. Thank you to all who attended and helped make the weekend possible.
Braden finished his movable chicken pens and I helped him move his broiler chickens out to pasture. We have had the coldest April on record, so there isn’t much pasture, but the chickens seem happy in their new home.
Braden put his own spin on a Salatin style, movable chicken pen. I hope to post with more detail in the future. The pens are moved daily to fresh pasture. The pen is keeping the predators away from the chickens, and the chickens are really thriving. He is still planning on having freshly frozen chickens for the May 26th market.
I helped Daniel rototill the garden and she has started moving her indoor started vegetables outdoors, and also started direct seeding some of her crops.
I rototilled the sweet corn plot and plan to plant next week if the soil continues to warm. We should have delicious sweet corn around the first of August.
Winter/Spring farrowing has gone well, and I have lots of healthy feeder pigs. My fall-calving herd has wintered well on our home-raised hay, and are chomping at the bit to get on fresh pasture.
Cattle aren’t particularly smart, but they are masters at body language. They know exactly what it means when they see me repairing electric fence. I’m sure they are salivating as much as when Pavlov’s dogs hear a bell.
Thank you to all who ventured out on a very cold, wet, windy Saturday for the start of the 2018 Dane County Farmer’s Market! Despite the weather, it was a great day reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones. We are looking forward to a new season.
Thank you to my buddy Jake, for assisting me at our stand and photo credit. And thank you to Sarah Elliot, DCFM market manager, for all her help as we start our new venture as Curiousfarmer, bringing you the same great beef and pork some of you have grown to love. Braden and Daniele have started their enterprises and are excited to bring you pastured poultry and vegetables starting about Memorial Day weekend also.
We plan to be at every market this season. We will try to set up near the same spot we are in today. We enjoy our neighbors at the DCFM. If any of you want to make sure we have something saved for you, email me with a preorder and we can be sure you will get it.