NEW GROWTH

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Wow – what a spring it has been, crazy busy!  It has been raining the past couple of days and as I was out walking around the farm I started noticing new growth – EVERYWHERE!  it really is amazing and beautiful.

the farm is now officially MOFGA certified organic - YIPPEE .. a long time coming.

the farm is now officially MOFGA certified organic – YIPPEE .. a long time coming.

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time to wean the lambs fully and start making that epoisse and blue

kids are all fully weaned – although they still love to drink the whey.

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Here they are after a mid morning snack – bellies full and ready for a nap ..

rain on a tin roof and the warm barn smells .. oh so relaxing

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Out in the turkey & chicken house we have a long awaited set –

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Momma turkeys have been very patient – setting continuously for quite a while

the oh so exciting hatch

newly hatched heritage turkey (red hue is the heat lamp)

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Broilers arrived a few weeks ago and they too like to snuggle .. they are almost ready to go outside into their portable chicken tractor

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then there is all the vegetative growth – so many shades of green – so much contrast in texture & color

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beautiful

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so much to look forward to – rose hips

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raspberries

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blackberries

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elderberries

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blueberries

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peaches

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apples

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peas

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lettuce

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kale

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nettles – once the rain clears and the sun shines I will harvest the nettles to give to the animals .. it will help increase their milk production

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Also looking forward to harvesting the borage for the sheep & goats

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then there are the colors

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so vibrant

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new growth on the apprentice front – time to open & clean the cabin

two WWOOF apprentices arrive tomorrow

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so much to do – so much to enjoy & appreciate!

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