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Fall IS On The Way!

September 25, 2022

September has brought us much dryer weather - just what I needed to prep pastures for planting winter grasses.

On the new ground we cleared two years ago has been pretty wet ever since. Now, however, most of it is dry enough to get in with the bushhog and shred weeds and small woody trees that sprouted. And, the dry weather is drying out the stems and killing the weeds. All that is left is a nice ground cover on the soil surface to no-till our winter grasses into along with compost extract.

So, you may remember, compost extract is not a nutrient like fertilizer. It is much better - compost extract is biological life
that is responsible for releasing the nutrients available in the soil and making the nutrients available to plants in a form they can use.

Bacteria, protozoa, fungi and many others are all a part of what Dr. Ellen Ingram calls The Soil Food Web.

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With our no-till drill we are able to spray the compost extract in the seed furrow with the seed while planting - all in ONE pass and without destroying the soil structure with tillage.

Compare our process with conventional ag that will first disk (till) the soil, second spread chemical fertilizer, third spread the seed, and forth set the seed with a cultipacker or similar tool. Four total trips. That's a lot of time, diesel, and soil destruction.

I did take a break from planting this week so we could cut & pack our beef that has been aging the past two weeks.

Our team came together Wednesday & Thursday and completed seven beef. Then, Friday Beth & I completed about 75% of the ground beef. This morning we will finish the ground beef and then make about 50 pounds of Beef Organ Burger as well as start the Beef Bacon cure. As a reminder, the beef bacon will be available late next week at the earliest. The other beef items will be added to our website early afternoon today.

Maybe you have been looking for premium ALL NATURAL GOODNESS of beef, pork, chicken, and eggs raised on pasture as God intended - with emphasis on Regenerative Principles and NOT conventionally raised animals (with growth hormones, drugs, chemicals, and antibiotics) - and where animals are treated humanely - then you have come to the right farm. Our delivery schedule and product availability is listed below along with order buttons that will take you to our website where you can browse over 90 product choices and place your order from the convenience of your home. It's that simple!

Lastly, Beth & I thank you for trusting us with your food dollars.

** Product Availability Update **

Chicken -Restocked Thursday, September 15th. Next harvest date is September 28th with restock the following day

Eggs - Eggs are still tight but better. New hens arrived September 16th. First eggs should be 5 weeks out.

Beef - Expect to restock September 26th early afternoon.

Pork - Restocked bacon September 2nd. Sold out in a few days. Restocked Pattie Sausage Sept. 9th. Next harvest date was Monday, September 12th.

Lamb - Next harvest date is later this fall.

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