Spring has sprung
Did you know that raising two children under the age of two is quite a chore? Who’da thunk it?! Yeah, we’ve been busy bees, but it’s all been more fun than I can describe. The kids are doing great and the farm is just now starting to get into the swing of things for the year. With our crazy weather (freezing temps into late April, rainfall totaling about 2 feet higher than average for our area), we didn’t get to plant as much and lost some crops that we did plant. But we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to recover and flourish for this year’s market.
Speaking of market (see what I did there?), we’re now selling at the Main St Market in Chattanoooga. This is particularly exciting for us because we love the revival that’s happening with Chattanooga’s south side and being a part of that was a goal we set last year. So if you’re looking for something to do on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm, come on down to the Main St Market at 325 E. Main and say hi! I wouldn’t be opposed to you buying some of our eggs, too. Although you need to be quick! Last week we sold all 15 dozen chicken eggs and our 7 goose eggs in 20 minutes!
Speaking of eggs (OK, I’ll stop), we currently have 40 more incubating away in our closet. Hey, it’s a dark place with relatively controlled humidity and temperature, so it works! I’m hoping to do this every few months during the summer, and eventually start hatching more turkeys when they begin laying eggs around September or so. We bought 15 Bourbon Red turkeys on April 1st and they’re growing into striking youngsters in their brooder. I admit to liking our feathered friends more than any other animal on the farm, and I’m really excited about seeing these turkeys grow up.
And that’s about it for now. As we get more plants into the ground, I’ll be sure to update this blog while I’m soaking my knees. Hey, I turn 38 this year! *Grumble*