There is always something going on at the farm. Some are open to the public and we encourage participation. Check back regularly for upcoming Happenings!
Babies! April is lambing and kidding season, and 2015 brings our first Icelandic lambs and our second year of Nigerian Dwarf goat kids. 4 ewe lambs and 1 doeling join our herd. So excited!
We also spent time skirting our fall fleeces for cleaning and roving. We are hoping to offer our fleeces for sale this summer. Contact us if you want more information on pricing and availability, or visit us at one of our regular farmer's markets.
Spring is also the time to plant the early crops and enjoy the sounds and smells of life anew.
Summer is Farmers' Market season. This year you can find us regularly in Christiansburg, VA on Thursday afternoons and Independence, VA on Friday mornings. We are excited about our ever developing herb niche - look for candies and teas as new items. We've also expanded our vegetable growing capacity, so we plan to have more onions, asparagus, potatoes, and everyone's favorite: Tatume squash. We also have big hopes for our heirloom tomato and bean crops. We are also expecting to offer the first of our Icelandic wool as well as eggs from our hens, so come by, say "hi" and stock up.
The farm is in full swing during summer - both the fields and Red Sheep Workshop are going strong this time of year.
It's time for the final harvesting of potatoes, squash, and other late-summer vegetables, and the planting of cold-hardy crops like garlic, greens, and root vegetables. We also sow cover crops to enrich our soil, shear sheep of their summer fleeces, and "put up" as much food as we can for the coming winter. And fall is breeding time which requires some serious animal maneuvering.