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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the farm, at least it was before today.  We had a wonderful winter landscape with about six inches of snow on the ground, the last snow clinging beautifully to the trees.  The cold didn’t bother the animals. The cows generally slept out under the stars in the loose hay from the feeders, often waking with frost on their backs.  Today is starting a December thaw with multiple inches of rain forecast for the weekend.  It looks like we might have a muddy Christmas on the farm.

We will be at the Farm to Fork Market at Normandy Farms this Saturday, December 21.  This is the last opportunity to get your pastured pork and pastured chicken for Christmas dinner.  Betsy’s Kitchen will be offering special gluten-free Christmas treats this week.

The Farm to Fork Market will have special events the week.  Santa will be there as will several artisan vendors to provide your environmentally friendly Christmas gifts as well.  We’ll see you there.

As always, we also sell all of our grass-fed meats at the farm.

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Last week was a busy week for lambs.  Not only did we deliver last spring’s lambs to the butcher, the first lamb of this season arrived on the farm two months early.  Hopefully this is just an anomaly.  It’s hard to tell since we don’t separate the ram from the ewes during the summer so we don’t really know when the ewes become pregnant.  If we continue to start getting lambs too early, that is a practice we might have to change.  So this week, we have a picture of the new lamb sleeping with her mama and to reminisce, a “all grown-up” picture of Bambi, our bottle and school lamb from last spring.

This week, Farmer Paul and Farmer Betsy are in Springfield, Illinois for the annual Acres USA conference.  Young Farmers Sid and Amy are taking care of the animals for a couple of days.  They will also be at the Farm to Fork Market at Normandy Farms this Saturday, December 14.  Don’t forget to plan for your Christmas dinner.  We only have five hams remaining.  We will have plenty of other pastured pork and plenty of pastured whole chickens though.  Betsy’s Kitchen will be on hiatus this week.  The Farm to Fork Market will also be hosting Santa this week and next and will have Christmas music and artisan vendors to supply your Christmas gifts.

As always, we also sell all of our grass-fed meats at the farm.

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