It will be on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 with farms open from 1-6 pm. Come see the new English Devons, goats, pigs, llamas, and bees. We will have a guided tour which will focus on how we rotational grazing cattle and show some of the other parts of the farm. It is a great opportunity to see exactly where your food comes from and help your children learn more about farming (or maybe even yourself). Also, our friends at Timm's Mil, http://www.timmsmill.com/, are on the tour and just down the road from us. Sign up at http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/upstatefarmtour.shtml.
If you just want to come to the Market, it will be open as normal on Friday 10am-7pm. But, it will be open Saturday 1pm-6pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm. You don't have to be on the farm tour to visit the Market.
Remember if you are coming for the tour don't forget to bring a cooler with ice if you want to take home some great grassfed, grass finished beef or pastured pork (you don't have to refrigerate the honey).
Well we harvested about 22 gallons of honey yesterday. I only got stung twice (ouch). So we will have our own honey for sell for the next several weeks. Besides a few stings the bees were pretty good about it, one always gets a few that get really mad. Once again the bees produced a wonderful light golden honey. After speaking with some other honey producers I believe our pastures that were plant clover in our giving us this great honey. So come try some for yourself.
We are hoping to increase the number of hives in the next few weeks and we have been introducing Russian Queens into our hives.
We now have 3 new editions to the farm. As I mentioned in a previous blog we have been working with some other Devon breeds to bring some English Devon genetics to the USA. Well last Thursday Bill went to NC to pick up some of the weaned calves from this endeavor. Two are full sisters from a mating etween Tilbrook Cashtiller and Cutcombe Jaunty, both of who are outstanding English Devons. Three other heifers and two bull calves went to our partners at
Thistle Hill Farm in Virginia.
Here is Bill (aka Doc) tattooing and ear tagging before the trip.
And here is one of these outstanding heifers.
When they got to SC they were a bit shy. So, we brought one of our most docile pure breed brood cow, her name is Virginia. And she's helping them get used to the farm. And don't forget you can also see them if you visit us on the 6th Annual Upstate Farm Tour.
Oh yeah. I tried to see if they preferred coffee or tea, they didn't like either.
Well it seems time is flying by! Luckily we are moving ahead full steam with the Market. As far as I can see we have all of the "big things" done. We have just a few smaller things and of course the farm the work is never ending.
We will be at the Anderson County Farmers Market on Saturdays with sausage and our grassfed/grassfinished ground beef.