Archive for June, 2014

Gardener(s) Wanted!

We simply can’t find time for gardening and so we are looking for folks who’d like to join us. The terms would be that we get a portion of what is harvested and any veggies beyond personal use be marketed to East West Farm members or through Marietta Locally Grown. No chemicals or treated seeds/plants are allowed. We have extremely fertile soil and produce copious amounts of compost. We strongly encourage permaculture practices but will allow any gardening techniques such as raised beds or traditional tilling. Those interested should email us to set up an appointment.

What to Post…

Life has become extremely busy as of late and it’s difficult to find time to focus on writing. The only reason I am right now is because I am still up from a 3:00 call at the fire station.

Making the transition to a private food buying club has been exhausting and a bit tedious, especially with answering the endless stream of questions. I attempted to write a FAQ post, but as one can see, it hasn’t happened.

We’ve recently switched the breed of broiler we raise on the pasture from the commercial “Heritage White” from S&G to the Freedom Ranger. We are window shopping for cows to keep our growing number of farm club members supplied with milk. We presently have 8 pigs we are raising on pasture and expect them to be finished by November. We’ve lost the battle in the garden and are just trying to hold on to 10 tomato plants.

On a personal note, my oldest son graduated from high school and starts college this fall. Talk about feeling old.

Now it’s about time to clock out from fire fighting and clock in farming and relieve the most amazing woman from 24 hours of solo farming.

Chicken Butchering Class

The key to health is high quality food. You don’t have to go broke to feed your family the best. Purchasing a whole chicken and butchering it yourself is one way to cut your food dollars. Come join us to see how to convert a whole roasting bird to two breasts, wings, thighs, and drumsticks. $45 for a hands on lesson and take a bird home. $15 to simply watch and learn.

via Chicken Butchering Class.

 

Update:

The class was a huge success and we had lots of fun. We will look at making this class available the week following each chicken processing day.

D.