Lost and Found and Lots to Do

Hello Farm Friends,
Middle of October and I can hardly believe it. Where did October go? November will be here before I know it and I am NOT ready…too much to do before the winter weather sets in…but that is how it goes…the task list is always longer than the allotted time in life! We have accomplished quite a lot, but it still seems there is much more to get done to be really tidied up for winter. We will haul square bales of hay out of the field this week and store them nice and dry in the barn for winter sheep feeding. Nothing quite like the sound of sheep crunching on good hay on a cold winter morning to make you feel like you have accomplished something…keeping 20 rumens happy in cold weather is no small task (and that is not even counting the cows!) Strawberries that will ripen next spring (hopefully) will arrive later this month and go in the hoophouses and outside ground. Plans are in the works to install the doors on the hoophouses next week and that will get them all snug for colder weather as well. Winterizing the farm as well as winterizing ourselves! Last spring we purchased some very deeply discounted thermal undershirts at K-mart and as I was getting them out and washed up for use this winter I heard a JINGLE in the bag. To my surprise and overwhelming thankfulness our spare set of keys for the Yukon appeared. How in the world they got in the bag in the first place I have no idea. I hope they were comfortable all summer long up in the closet hibernating for their winter reuniting with us. Goodness, if my head were not attached I would be seriously wondering about its safety!

Which brings me to our fall and winter schedule! First of all…let me say a HUGE thank you to all of our customers. Really, THANK YOU for supporting us and buying from us, loving us and encouraging us. You are all very special in our family's eyes. We could not do this without each and every one of you!

That said, we are pretty much closed up for sales at this point in the season. Our Winter CSA starts November 6,7-8 and we want to make sure the crops are plentiful for opening day…so we will not be open on the farm anymore on Thursdays nor will we be at the market for the remainder of October.

During the winter months, we will email you if we will be attending the winter market. We will be on an every other week schedule coordinating with our Winter CSA schedule, so you should see Rocky Glade Farm at the Franklin Winter Market from time to time…we just don't know exactly what those times are at this point, so keep an eye on your inbox.

Thanks again for a wonderful summer season…we are looking forward to a great Winter CSA and before you know it Spring will be here and we will start this thing all over again! Have a wonderful week!

Winter CSA
Our Winter CSA will begin on the weekend of November 6,7-8 for those of you who have signed up. Thursday and Friday pickup times are from 2-6 pm and on Saturday from 8-11am. We have a web page set up for our winter CSA customers which includes pickup dates and times should you ever need a reminder. To view the webpage please click Winter CSA Info.

Here is a link for Directions to the Farm. These are much more user friendly than the way mapquest will bring you in to our house. If you have any other questions please let us know.

We are looking forward to a great winter season with you all! As a reminder all shares for the 2008-09 season are spoken for.

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Photo of the Week
Our favorite beef cow Red had another baby this week…check out our future herd bull's photo!
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Have a great week!


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