We brought in Sparky the buck and now our nanny goats are bred
We are looking forward to kidding in mid March
We are raising Boer / Kiko mix goats for meat and further breeding
It is January and time for a deep breath before we ramp up again in the spring
We are enjoying the continued supply of sweet ripe figs. We are also waiting with anticipation as more bean plants flower.
Meet Tessie and our black cat Nina
Daffodils are blooming, the goats are shedding, the chickens are laying and only 1 month to opening of the Farm Market in Fluvanna on the first Tuesday in April.
During the summer some of the figs need to be frozen to make jam when things slow down at the farm.
18 jars of drunken fig jam today and more figs marinating for a regular fig jam recipe to can tomorrow
Autumn and late summer are a special time as the days are shorter and the temperatures cool down the whole feel of the garden changes
The tomato plants wither, the last of the eggplant are picked and there is an explosion of growth of cold weather crops – some pictured in the last post.
Broccoli – has a sweetness when freshly picked that is incomparable
Cauliflower – is still growing even in the cold weather
Cabbage – has become a staple in our daily meals with so many ways to prepare – especially sauteed with onion and garlic.
Salads are cut from the garden as needed
Our sweet potatoes are stored and ready for Thanksgiving.