We have good news: Rosie is pregnant! She is at least 4 months along, with a Jersey-Swedish Red cross on the way! We will be expecting her to calve late fall or in winter, probably after Pippin leaves us. This means that next year we should be able to use to milk to help raise our next years piglets!
Which brings us to another topic...we have have Pasture-Raised Beef available for this fall! Pippin has been raised almost exclusively on hay and fresh pasture and Jersey milk, (with some grain when we are moving pastures and he is being a Fool of a Took). He has had no antibiotics or medication, and is a Simmental-Jersey cross. They say Jersey is the best beef you will ever taste! Email us at ShireFarmMI@gmail.com if you are interested in a quarter or half cow.
In other news, it is getting close to Chicken Processing Day. Certainly not our favorite day here on the farm, but it is part of the farm life. For those of you that have purchased a Chicken Share, Chicken Processing Day is going to be Saturday, July 25th, pick up will be on-farm that night at 7:00 pm. Mark it on your calendars!
We will have extra lettuce mix ($1.50/.5 lb), summer squash (2/$1), and cucumbers (2/$1) available at pick-up in Ionia, Tuesday from 6-6:30.
|Large Share Pictured: Two bunches Mustard, 2 bags snap peas, 2 bunches radishes, 4 summer squash, 2 bags lettuce mix, 2 slicing cucumbers, 2 lemon cucumbers, 2 bunches green onions, 2 bunches herbs|
This week we have more radishes to add some flavor to your salad. For a change, try them thinly sliced on buttered sourdough toast, you won't regret it!