We have finally gotten some rain. We have 5.75” in our rain gauge! Wow, this will sure help our fall growing season. We have some good crops in the garden that are coming along. We should have radishes at the market this weekend, and greens coming soon. Our pansies are growing bigger, maybe another week or so for them. We have yellow and purple pansies, and also a mix of colors of violas. They are in 4” pots. Our perennials have been cleaned up for fall. They are looking good. We have over seeded a couple of pastures and we have seed germinating. We are also excited to plow up an acre of our neighbor’s fields in preparation for next years pumpkin crop. We will plant it in winter oats and crimson clover, cut hay off of it in spring, disk it up and plant pumpkins next summer. We also have some cattle calving in fall. We have four healthy calves running around, and one more due. Above is a picture of a Belted Galloway, Red Angus cross.
We will be at the Ashland Farmers’ Market this Saturday with delicious grass fed beef and pastured eggs. We still have a good selection of beef. Stock up now for some good winter meals. Our beef is vacuum sealed and will keep at least a year if kept frozen. We are low on ground beef, but the following week we will have plenty.
The co-ops we belong to, Fall Line Farms and Local Roots are running a special for the membership fees. $75 will now give you a one year membership, instead of six months. This special runs through November 1st, when the fall/winter season begins.
We do welcome visitors, and beef, eggs and plants can be picked up from the farm. So call and come out to the farm or the farmers market.
Have a great weekend!
16259 Trainham Road
Beaverdam, VA 23015