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. . . but they’re already home, and so are we.  After 24 days of rotational grazing, the livestock made an entire trip around the pasture (minus a couple of paddocks due to some strategic netting issues).  The picture shows their last paddock in the rotation, one they hadn’t grazed in 5 weeks.  Thankfully, we have had plenty of rain and as you can see, the pasture is taller than the sheep.  This total rotation is just barely enough to break the parasite cycle of 21 days.  I’ll fix that though, by buying another length of netting (to make 8) so that my paddocks don’t have to share a side.  This will allow me to add 2 or 3 more paddocks to the total rotation for an additional 4 to 6 days of grazing.

We appreciate your business.  We will be at only one market this week, the new Farm to Fork Market at Normandy Farms.  The market is Friday, May 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Normandy Farms is located at the corner of 79th Street and Marsh Road on the northwest side of Indianapolis.  We look forward to seeing you.Image

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May is always a busy month for the farm and the farmers.  There are gardens to be planted, livestock pasture to manage, chicks for which to care, birthdays to celebrate, and mothers to honor.

We will be participating in our first farmers’ market this Friday.  A new organic market will be held at Normandy Farms (79th and Marsh Road) from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., May 10.  We will be selling eggs and whole chickens at this market.  They already have a vendor for lamb.  We will also be selling at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market beginning Saturday, May 18.  We will be selling all of our available products.  Please review our price list for information on pricing before visiting the markets.

For our current customers, you may notice that our prices have increased.  We recently completed an analysis of our poultry feed costs and, thanks to increases in grain prices, our feed prices have also increased.  We also have to cover the cost of market participation.  We have paid more than $500 in permit fees, licenses, vendor fees, and liability insurance to participate in these markets and bring our products to more convenient locations for you, the customer.  We appreciate your continued support.

Don’t forget Mothers’ Day.  It is this Sunday, May 12.  The Loft Restaurant at Traders Point Creamery always has special meals for Mothers’ Day and will be serving a Full Circle Farm lamb frittata for brunch.  We will all be there bright and early at 9:30 a.m.  Make your reservations now.  They confirmed ours today.

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