As the sun sets on January (seriously, a whole month out of this year is gone already?!) we find ourselves dusting off the sleepy chill of winter and looking towards Spring. The girls have been dry for two months now, in order to allow them to focus on growing healthy babies and not producing milk, and still have about a month left before Babypalooza 2017 is here.
In our off season though, we've been busy scheming and planning, in order to make sure that The Farmstead stays a working farm.
Right now we're pretty excited about our "Get Your Goat" class on the farm where we'll spend three hours on the farm preparing people to have their own backyard goat families. We'll discuss nutrition, parasites, milking, and general care and we'll have hands on demos of hoof trimming, shot administration, and drawing blood. Plus! We're offering our goat cheese for a snack AND there will be lots of babies running around for everyone to cuddle with! We've scheduled it for Noon on Saturday, March 18th. If you'd like to sign up for the class, follow this link to brown paper tickets >>
Earlier this month we also got some very exciting news that our pigs were chosen for inclusion in Cochon 555 | Seattle. You can watch a cool video all about it below but basically it's this super cool event that showcases 5 chefs, 5 heritage hogs, and 5 wines and is all about nose to tail eating.
Speaking of pigs. We have a few pork shares left for a March/April harvest. If you'd like to reserve your pork the details are all on our website >>
And finally, our children are growing like weeds. Banzai is already starting to look more like a little dude than a baby and Giz is this hugely independent creature that inspires me every single day to be a better mom and woman. When I think about all the things Matthew and I want to accomplish in 2017 I get a little weepy. Mainly because I have no idea how we're going to do it all, but also, because the vision of The Farmstead we are bringing to life is one that we have put a lot of thought into and one that we know will make our community a stronger and healthier place. More on that in a bit, but for now...