The sun has been shining, the new baby chicks are thriving, the propagation house if full of seed starts, and operation deer fence is officially COMPLETE! I don’t think we’ll need to post any more venison recipes on the blog this season….Fingers crossed! For those of you new to the blog we’ve had a long standing battle with deer breaking through our old fence and demolishing thousands of dollars worth of crops. They have cost us many sleepless nights and we’ve had to cancel restaurant accounts in the past because of their extreme damage. Thankfully, my rockstar husband built the best damn fence around with his own two hands. It’s taken months of clearing the property line, digging post holes, breaking the tractor, fixing the tractor, and manhandling all the woven wire and stretching/tightening it. Taylor’s hands and body have aged about 20 years in the process but he’ll stop at nothing to make sure our crops are protected and that our customers are happy. He’s something else that one!
We celebrated the completion of the fence with one of Taylor’s favorite dinners; grilled sausage and veggies (he’s a pretty simple man when it comes to favorite dinners!) A much needed chiropractic appointment should get booked too but I’m not sure when that will happen.
Anyhow, we’re on cloud nine here at the farm and we’re feeling really safe and protected. It’s amazing what a fence, some healthy plants, a happy dog and new chickens can do for the soul.
This weekend we’ve got a long list of chores to get done but we’re feeling pretty good about where we are on our to-do list. The farm season is quickly becoming more demanding by the day but I think we’re in a good spot–fingers crossed!
I hope wherever this post finds you that you are able to kick back a bit this weekend and enjoy some tasty food and good company.
Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm!