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Posted 7/1/2013 7:19am by Susan Murray.

Well, summer is here (can't believe it is July already), and we have finally opened the farm store. We have salad greens, kale, swiss chard, beets, summer squash and zucchini, new potatoes (red, white and blue varieties just in time for 4th July!) and more. We will have the first of the tomatoes in a few weeks, followed by peppers and eggplant. 

The store is open every day from 9am to 6pm.                   

Posted 4/21/2013 7:21am by Tony Wood.

We are now in full lambing mode. Yesterday we had a single lamb born early in the morning, triplets born at noon and twins born at 10pm! Busy day! We now have nine lambs at our main flock (not counting the 6 Soay lambs born a few weeks ago). We have 16 more females to give birth in the next week or two, so watch this space for more pics and video. Also, our goat Patsy P. Oat gave birth a couple of days ago to a super cute little girl, named Sweet Pea. She is small but healthy and has a interesting frosted coloration. Clementine (our other goat) in due in 3 weeks.   

Twins! This was the first set of twins, we got a second set yesterday. These are a boy and a girl, the second set are both boys.

Happy lamb = happy shepard

Posted 3/22/2013 7:13pm by Tony Wood.

We were not expecting our first lambs to be born for a week or two, so imagine our shock this morning during chores when we found a new born lamb! The lamb was born out in the snow but the mother had done a great job drying and cleaning him up and by the time we found him he was dry and walking and fed. We moved mum and lamb to a small inclosure (called a jug) with a heat lamp for the next couple of days, before they rejoin the rest of the flock. We are expecting many more lambs this spring, some at the Elm Street location, and many more at the Smith Neck location. Watch this space for more pictures and videos!

Posted 2/26/2013 12:58pm by Susan Murray.

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a good winter and survived the storms and snow! The farm was lucky and we have had no major damage (fingers crossed for no future bad weather)! Our goats are starting to show the first signs of pregnancy, and we are looking forward to seeing our first goat kids jumping around and getting into trouble. Our sheep are due to lamb in around 8 weeks time and we are hoping for 30+ lambs this year.

We have started a number of crops in the greenhouse, including onions, leeks, spinach, beets and lettuce. Today we have been pruning approximately 30 Asian pear trees we are caring for this year. We have three different varieties, each with a different texture/flavor and time to full ripeness, so expect to see pears in your CSA share. We will also have blackberries included in the CSA share.

If you have already signed up for our 2013 CSA we thank you, and we are excited for our second year. If you are planning on joining we do have our early bird discount until March 15th (pay in full and receive one week for free). If you are planning on joining but would like to pay closer to the first distribution or to pay in installments throughout the CSA season, please consider reserving your place with a $100 deposit by March 15th. We rely on this early investment from our members, and it enables us to purchase the many items we need at the beginning of the season, and to fix all the equipment that has been sitting in the barn all winter.

We look forward to seeing you all at the farm this season.


Tony, Susan and Amelia

 




Posted 2/11/2013 11:59am by Susan Murray.

Well the blizzard was not needed and hope everyone survived ok, but at least it's starting to melt and in a few short weeks we will see the first signs of Spring (hopefully). For us the idea of Spring and Summer is totally on our minds - thinking of the different tomatos, peppers and melons we should grow will do that! The CSA is to be bigger and better this season, with an added 4 weeks (bringing it to 24 weeks total), two pick-ups each week (either Tuesday or Sunday), and many new crops including sweet potatoes and okra! If you have any questions concerning this season's CSA then please email or call. We are a small family farm just starting out and with your support we will all eat healthy and delicious food!

 

Posted 10/6/2012 7:01am by Tony Wood.

If you have made it to the farm recently you may have seen a new addition to the Soay sheep flock...Carl and Bitty. Carl is a North American Soay Ram we bought from Festival Farm, RI and Bitty is a partial (9.5%) British Soay ewe that came along for the ride. We are breeding Carl to the five ewes that have been at the farm since March this year, so we hope to see some super cute little lambs running around the farm next spring!

Carl and Bitty


Patience, soon you will be with the rest of the flock

Posted 8/8/2012 11:22am by Tony Wood.

Summer is in full swing and we had another great week. Eggplant are still going strong, the sweet and hot peppers are fully ripening, plenty of awesome tasting heirloom tomatoes, and even some early leeks to mix it up! This weeks share included: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, leeks, kale, swiss chard, cabbage, summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers. In the pick ur own we had cherry tomatoes, beans and herbs.

A small share - also includes cherry tomatoes, beans and herbs from the pick ur own field. Large share was double this!

Posted 7/24/2012 7:22am by Tony Wood.

Just over a week ago we went back to the Cape and recieved 7 more sheep! They are pure Bluefaced Leicester - known for their great wool for handspinning. The seven comprised of three adult ewes, three wethers (castrated males) and one ram, named Angus! Angus is the father of Sapphire, Diamond and Onyx. He is awesome - a big sweetie.

We now have 48 sheep in total - 12 lambs going on the long vacation in October, 2 rams, 3 wethers and 31 ewes. Oh yeah, and one Angora goat who came with the Bluefaced Leicesters and thinks it is a sheep!

Two of the new Bluefaced Leicester in front.

On grass, where a Blueface wants to be! See that awesome Roman nose.

Angora goat/sheep.

Angus. 100% Bluefaced Leicester, 100% awesome.

The flock - currently behind Salvadors ice cream if you want to see them.


 

Posted 7/14/2012 4:36am by Susan Murray.

Hi all,

 

Just a  reminder that we are having a weeding blitz tomorrow (Sunday July 15) from 9am to noon. It will be at 607 Elm St. (where CSA pick-up is) instead of the Smith Neck Rd. location. This will be a relaxed and voluntary day. Come by and visit the animals, pull some weeds, and help us with some transplanting. Stay for as little or as long as you like. Please wear appropriate clothing (weeding is a dirty business) and bring water and suntan lotion. There is no rain date... we will be there rain or shine.

 

Cheers,


Susan and Tony

Posted 6/20/2012 2:25pm by Tony Wood.

A couple of days ago we travelled out to a farm in South Dennis and became the proud owners of four very gorgeous sheep. They are a mix of Bluefaced Leicester, Romney and Cormo (the ram was 100% Bluefaced Leicester and the mother 75% Cormo and 25% Romney) and all have amazing wool. A big thank you to Veronica Worthington!

They are settling in well and we will introduce them to the current flock in a couple of days.

 

Say hello to Ruby. She is part Cormo and part Romney and is the mother of the other three ewes.

 

This is Onyx.

 

This is Sapphire.

 

And this is Diamond. She and Sapphire are twins. It did not take Diamond long to find the hay feeder! 

Farm update & online sign-upFebruary 18th, 2016

We are super excited to finally be entering the 21st century! You can now sign-up and pay for a CSA share online! You can still mail in your sign-up form and payment, but now you have the option

We are headed to Plymouth!!April 3rd, 2015

We are super excited to be working with Laura and Casey from the Shockyard Fitness & Social Club to bring CSA shares to downtown Plymouth! We will be delivering boxed shares from June to

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