Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wow 2009 was a busy year
We installed a solar system on our barn roof which powers about 1/2 the electricity we generate on the farm. We were also
able to cut the electrcity we use by 25% just by performing our own energy audit. Our lambing season went smoothly and we
sold out on lamb early, Two Bluefaced Leicester Rams were purchased to improve the wool production of our ewes and we look
forward to the mix meat/hair sheep we will produce this spring. We produced naturally raised pork and aside from filling our
freezer sold out for the season. Knowing the food we consume contains no antibiotics or hormones makes up for the hard work
that goes into the production. Its January and we are still eating from the vegetable garden although there was little extra
production for the farmers market this season. We also harvested pears and blueberries and almost had fresh strawberries.
We discovered that the girls(our free range laying hens) love strawberries. For the horses we added a jump set to the arena
and extened an overhang over one of the shedrows. Next years big project will be a windmill to provide the balance of our
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Sheep shearing April 10th provided us with beautiful raw wool, offered for sale. Don't have a spinning wheel? Watch for
our lessons in homesteading schedule and try your hand at the wheel!
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