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Delivery Weekend

Posted 4/10/2019 4:05pm by Ryan Lacz & Liz Balchin.

Hi All,

Ahh, the greening of grass in Spring!  While this image might bring dreadful thoughts of having to mow the lawn, we at Four Fields Farm are really excited!

True, farmers might not have the most glamorous of lives to be excited by grass growing, but it is something we look forward to every year.

It's great for the farmers- winter is finished, no more schlepping hay bales around the farm, frozen water buckets, putting on 10 pounds of clothes to go outside...

But it's even better for our animals & land- fresh, lush pastures for eating (our nursing ewes need the extra nutrition), more diversity in the animals' diets (wild flowers, multiple species of grasses, fresh shoots off bushes and shrubs), and soil building through allowing pastures ample rest between grazings.

We'll be getting everybody out onto fresh pastures this week, as we like to give the grass a head start before the sheep chow down. 

The wild birds have come back to nest in the dozens of nest boxes we've put throughout our pastures- bluebirds, swallows, wrens, and chickadees.  We give them a dry house and predator protection, they help us keep our fly populations in check around the livestock- no need for chemical pesticides!

It is a delivery weekend to Chester (11-noon), South Orange (11-Noon), and Madison (12:30-1:30) this coming Sunday, April 14th.  We just got back a few hogs from the butcher, so we have all chops, bacon, and sausage in stock.  We also have a limited amount of lamb left, if you want any for the upcoming Holidays.  Finally, the ducks began laying again, so we do have some duck eggs in stock!

Please note that next month's S.O. & Madison delivery will be later in the month, on May 26th- we have to shift the delivery to accommodate our Summer markets.  Please plan ahead for that in this month's order if you need to stock up on extra items...

 

Now go watch the grass grow! 

Ryan & Liz

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