August 19, 2017
Farm Update –
Weather impacts everything we do! As you know, it has been a very wet summer. Early July we were forcasted to have 4-5 days of little to no rain. So, July 3rd I cut 2-pastures for hay and a 3rd on July 4th. Thursday it was time to bale. Unfortunately, my baler had issues that I was able to fix and started baling with about 12 or so completed before a major roller broke half in two. I borrowed a neighbors baler and was able to get another 12-13 baled before dark. As I entered the pasture to start baling Friday, two bolts of lighting struck and it has rained just about every day since. Bottom line we lost 100-110 bales of hay valued at $35 or so each (plus the cost to fix the baler).
July 20th I took a neighbor to see Ray Archuleta (The Soil Guy) in Canton, MS. I had previously tried to convince him about the destruction tillage causes to the soil water & nutrient cycles as well as releasing carbon back into the atmosphere. He never really was convinced until he personally saw the results from a "Rainfall Simulator" demonstration. We now have a new convert!
I tried to tag your page in this post last night but I couldn't. I wanted you to know that we all thoroughly enjoyed a meal from your farm last night. The eggs and sausage were a big hit! (see above picture) Feel free to share if you want. Thanks for all you do! Janet B.
Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.” ~ Howard Aiken
As always, thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth