First Pullet Egg!

FIRST PULLET EGG!

Today one of the new hens laid her first egg. So tiny, yet perfect! This group of hens is now 5 months old and this is exactly when they should start laying. However, with decreasing daylight we will have to put some lights in their hen house to bring everyone else along into laying. So, soon you will start to see some small eggs in your boxes. 

The other good news is that we had a good apple harvest just before the big wind storm on Saturday. In the barn, for your tasting pleasure, are 3 types of apples: Zestari, Akane and Chehalis. There are small paper bags on the table for you to help yourself. They are a gift, but we would like feedback on what apples you like best. Enjoy!

Jennie and Jordan

Eggs and Apples!

August 20, 2015

Good News!

Dear Customers,

This past weekend my nephew Jordan and I worked at night with headlamps (chickens are essentially night blind so it is much lower stress from them and us than chasing them around during the day) to move 24 young hens to their new laying house. They are only a few weeks away from laying their first eggs, pullet eggs. You may remember pullet eggs, which start out small taking a few months to come to full size. So, first of September you may start to notice a pullet egg or two in your boxes along with the larger eggs. They may be small, but they are the filet mignon of eggs – best yolks around! Also the shells will be noticeably harder compared to the older hens, whose shells are getting a little fragile at this point in their life cycle. Best to continue to call ahead for eggs as production is still limited. By this time next year I hope our flock will be almost twice this size and way more productive!

Despite the warm weather coming this week, the days are getting shorter and the first of our apple trees are ready for harvest. The orchard is only 3 years old so this will be the first year we have a good amount to sell. Most of the apples are older varieties that may not be familiar to you, but are well worth trying. We hope to formalize apple production next year and create an apple CSA, which will allow you to pick up a bag of apples from the barn weekly as the season progresses. That way you can try different types of apples in small amounts. Let me know what you think of this idea. For this year, we will collect data on harvest amounts and the timing of each variety. We will put a basket in the barn of what is ready for eating and you can buy a few apples at a time to try them out. Right now we have “Williams Pride” and “Gravenstien” apples. Williams Pride is a red dessert apple, crisp, juicy and flavorful. Gravenstein is for fresh eating, sauce and pies – very flavorful, crisp and juicy as well. You will also find a few other goodies for purchase in the refrigerator, right now kale and basil. Thanks so much! Jennie and Jordan

U Pick Raspberries

Dear Customers,

Our raspberries are here- abundant and sweet!

As a regular customer we invite you to come pick your own. We provide new 1/2 pint containers for you to pick into. $2.50 per half pint.  Just call the farm(360-732-0111) to arrange a time:

Thanks and hope to see you soon.

    Jennie and Jordan 

P.S. Please introduce yourself to my nephew Jordan ( Cody's brother) if you haven't yet.

Irene

One of the new lambs Irene. She came from Fiona.

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Tomatoes are here!!

In the barn now we have a beautiful selection of the seasons first tomatoes along with peppers and tomatillos. Salsa anyone?

 

There are still raspberries and plenty of eggs. Also, Tias hand milled soaps made from local tallow and herbs, great for gifts. Come on by! 

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Price Reduction and Updates

Raspberries are ripe, ready and priced to sell! Reduced to $40 per flat

Tomatoes are starting to ripen and with all this heat we should be very close to having some for sale—with cucumbers not too far behind. 

 First Striped Brandywine of the season!

First Striped Brandywine of the season!

Raspberries!

They're ripe and delicious and ready to go, so if you've been considering getting them, now is the time! They won't stay this awesome forever...

$43 per flat or $4 per half pint.

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Peas Sold Out!

Thank you all so much for your support!

We sold out of peas quickly so at this point we have Sweet Pea Flowers and raspberries, with tomatoes coming along nicely, but still a couple weeks out.

Summer 2014 Offerings

We are excited to offer farm-fresh vegetables this year in addition to our eggs and wool! Below is a list of crops with prices and expected availability. We will keep small amounts of produce in the barn refrigerator but for guaranteed product please call the day before to reserve your “order”. We thank you all for your continued support and involvement with us!

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