Remember when we had our kombucha and herbal teas class in January? Our friend, Becky Wallace, taught participants how to make their own teas and kombucha “mothers” on a cold, snowy morning (we had a lot of fun!). Well, thanks to her help and her willingness to share kombucha “babies,” we now have kombucha to share with our Winter CSA members as part of this week’s market style offerings!
This week, we had not one, not two, but FOUR more baby goats born, and they are as cute as can be.
There are three girls this time, and one little boy (our other babies born so far have been boys). These little cuties, like the others, need names. Please feel free to leave suggestions on Facebook or here under “Comments,” and we will pick our favorites! We’ve been asked what we do with all of these baby goats! We do sell some of the babies, and we also keep some for milking. Rob and the boys intend to train some of the bucks to pull a cart. If you know of anyone interested in Nubian goats, please let them know about us!
We have a lot of exciting events in store for the next few weeks. We have a Fruit Tree Pruning Class on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 10:00am. Cost is $20.00 per participant, and class is weather permitting. Also, we have a series of classes scheduled that relate to maple trees and syrup production: Tapping Maple Trees for Syrup (Weather Dependent): Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 10:00am, and also Making Maple Syrup (Weather Dependent): Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 10:00am. The weather for both the maple classes, as well as the pruning class, has to be cooperative in order for us to hold them, so keep a close eye on our Facebook page for more information, updates, cancellations, etc. We also have a on Seed Starting Class on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 10:00am. Here you will receive tips of the trade for getting the very best start to your garden. Cost of the class is $15.00 and will conclude with a free seed swap, so if you have an abundance of something, you may trade with classmates after class. We will discuss seed soil, depth, water requirements, transplanting, and you can take home some of your work. We will constantly update the Facebook page with information regarding these classes, so follow us there, and keep apprised of all of the potential changes and additions we will be making as time goes on.
We will also be having a Farmer’s Workshop, open to other farms in the area, on March 12th, 2014 from 9:00am-3:00pm. This workshop will be held both at a neighboring church (for presentations), and then an interactive farm tour and discussion will be held on site at the farm. Lunch will be served. This event is sponsored by Penn State, and we will be adding more details, contact information regarding RSVPs, etc. as soon as it comes available.
Thanks again for stopping by and sharing a week with us!