September 2020 Newsletter Keeping you in touch with what is happening on the farm
FALL MEANS BABIES!
Thanksgiving turkey chicks are here and 3 piglets will arrive the first week in Sept! We are taking deposits on both soon.
We will be on baby watch starting the end of Sept. for our Guernsey cow Gertie.
New Adopt a cow. Looking to add a Jersey, consider adopting a cow. Just $.50 a day. (just $15 a month) Includes two pictures or short videos every month and an update on how your contribution is supporting our farm. Larger donations will include a visit to meet your adopted cow in person or through a zoom meeting!
FOR THE FALL
Plein Air painting
In collaboration with Lighthouse Art center, part of their Select Fridays. Enjoy the open-air painting at Jupiter Creamery as an instructor walks you through creating your own, beginner-friendly, work of art. No supplies needed. Sign up here. only $75. Sept. 18, 5-7pm (next is Dec. 4, 3-5pm)
Bring your own beverage of choice and watch 2 different milk soaps be made. Ask your questions and see the step by step process to a beautiful bar of soap.
While we are still warm...Pick the afternoon and put on your bathing suits. The first 30 minutes will be spent hosing down, scrubbing with colorful soap and pampering our two dairy cows, Cinnamon and Gertie until they are cooled off and beautifully clean. The rest of the hour will be spent playing with the chickens or holding chicks. Pigs and sheep are back, join us for petting and to watch their general mischief. $100 suggested donation. Tours can be 4, 5 or 6 pm.
Family Volunteer Hours
Get the family out of the house & help out the farm.
Thursday afternoons 3 to 5:30 pm in Sept. Put on yard work clothes, grab a water bottle and garden gloves. All ages welcome so long as they can follow instructions. Tasks will be picking up sticks, cleaning water containers, changing nesting boxes, weed control, animal feeding and care. We take breaks to visit with the animals.
Homeschool Groups and Private Tours
(Hands on, no virtual education here!)
If you have never been to our Fall Pumpkin Feeding Event please come Nov. 7 & 8.
Sad bit to share, our Bobcat 873 All-purpose machine has died.
Please consider making a donation to help us buy a tractor! Our tractor is used every month to unload our pallet of feed (join our co-op if you want to feed your animals like ours). In our effort to build topsoil, improve soil ecology and try different grass seed varieties, our tractor is used to spread mulch and manure, smooth tire tracks from our big events and will hopefully pull a hay wagon if we can get in time for our Fall Pumpkin Feeding Event.