Hello Farm Friends,
This week finds me doing my least of favorite things: updating our computer accounting system. Ok, so to be completely honest we have not updated in ten years, so yes, I did expect this to be a bit difficult. We are updating to a 2009 version of the software and the question of the day/week/month is "why is this the first time you are installing the 2009 version?". So then I must launch into the whole story about how we purchased the product and two weeks later a tornado hit our farm and how I am just now becoming emotionally stable enough to upgrade to this product. I think they all feel really sorry for me, and not because of the tornado either. I think they know how difficult it is going to be to install 2009 in a world installing and equipping 2010. Well, that is us, a year behind! At the end of each and every technical conversation I have they give me the spill about how 2010 is available and how it is on sale right now and I could simply switch to it. Hello! I just want to get 2009 to work with my ten year old data! Then maybe we can talk about upgrading to a new product---in another ten years or so!
The farm is good. Normally by this time of the year we are making plans to start turning ground, cut seed potatoes, put in cool season crops, but not so this year. Too wet! Too cold too! At least the sunshine is out. I promise I will not complain about the cold as long as the sun shines! Lambing could begin next week, so we have a segregated farm right now. Girls on one side, boys on the other, dogs included. I suppose the little lambs are our bright spot this spring. I think everyone is excited about their arrival. This year the boys are owners of two ewes a piece. Caleb has no clue except that he wants sheep since brother is getting sheep. Dylem however has caught on to the multiplication effect that sheep have and he is excited about his two becoming four or more. I know how he is though and he will NEVER want to sell any of his sheep. So this whole project is going to require some intense care!
If you are ready for spring join us in raising your hands. Seriously, the folks in your office will just think you are stretching, but you will know different! Have a great day, great week and we hope to see you soon!
Our Summer CSA is filling up. I have a few more spots left for the Franklin Farmers Market on Tuesday afternoons 3-6:30. Please see our Products>Summer CSA page for more details if you are interested.
Grass-fed Beef 2010
Thanks to everyone who signed up for a share of beef this year. We are full for 2010. Thanks so much.
Stones River Market, Murfreesboro fresh food option
We are proud to be members of the Stones River Market, a member of locallygrown.net. This is a great advancement for farmers allowing customers to become members of an "online" market, choosing products from many area farmers, but picking up their orders in one location, with one bill and your food all ready to go! Please visit . Stones River Market Locally Grown to see this week's list of available items. Orders can be placed Sunday-Tuesday (you get an email telling you the market is open after you sign up!) Delivery in Murfreesboro is in the downtown area around Cannonsburg (where the old Farmers Market used to be). For more information, please visit the website and contact the market manager!
On-line Farm Market
The ONLINE FARM MARKET will be closed THIS week
Franklin Farmers Market
The Winter Market is open! Hours are 9-12 each Saturday. Our plans are to be there every other week during the winter months. We will be at the market this Saturday. Few items available this week include lettuce, choi and other leafy greens.
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Photo of the Week
Buzz, Woody and a cowpoke
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Have a great week!