Possums, “New Additions,” and Lots of Bread….

We hope you had a wonderful week! We’ve had an eventful one!

On Monday night, we caught two possums in our chicken coop. This is the likely reason why egg production had seemed a little low. One possum was found in a nest, and another had a hen by the neck. However, we’re feeling hopeful that our egg production will increase now that the possum situation has been remedied!

We started seeds on the 24th. Even though we are dealing with colder than average temperatures, we still have to do the work that needs tended to, and we’re crossing our fingers that the seeds will make it! We did lose some plants during the “Polar Vortex” a week or two ago, but others made it, thanks to the warmth of the greenhouse and a lot of tender loving care.

Our market-style CSA options remained popular with our Winter CSA members last week, so we are offering the same thing this week, though we WOULD like to recommend our “Soyreal”–it is high in protein, low in sugar, and did we mention it is chocolate?? 🙂 You can use it as breakfast cereal, add it to yogurt, or use it as a dessert topping!

We hosted a Breadmaking class on Saturday. We have posted pictures from the class on our Facebook page, but we’re including a couple favorites here. More on the class after the pics, so keep scrolling–we’re not done yet. 😉

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Participants were able to make loaves of bread from start to finish, and had the option of making baguettes, sandwich loaves, hearth/artisan loaves, or sandwich rolls. While the bread raised, participants were able to tour the barn and the greenhouse. (Keep on scrolling for a surprise….)

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During the tour, participants were also able to meet…..

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Two new baby bucklings….also born this week! We have eight more pregnant does “on maternity leave,” and we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of their babies, too.

This is where we need your help! We need baby names! We compiled some of our favorites from our Facebook page, where we have been asking for suggestions for names all week, and now we have a poll ready to go for our two newest babies! Pick your favorite two names for these brand new baby boys–winners will be announced Tuesday morning! (The poll will still be open for a week…the first place winner will be whatever is the most popular/has the most votes by Tuesday the 28th at 9am, but we’ll use the runners up as possibilities for future babies–and there WILL be more babies…..)

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