Friday, October 7, 2011

Thoughts on Farming

With all the recent outbreaks of food borne illnesses, we have decided to re-evaluate all of our farming protocols and come up with a formal food safety plan.  It will definitely help to have the sheep gone as well.  Though we believe in the benefits of utilizing composted manures for fertilizer, it looks as though there are greater risks associated with it.  While we were assured the heat of composting should kill harmful bacteria, we want to be certain what we use on our crops is 100% safe.  Like many market gardeners and farmers we know, our families eat what we produce too so we're not going to grow tainted food!

On a more upbeat note, we've adopted a new barn kitty.   He's an adorable little black shorthair with white mittens and boots.   We've named him Pixel.

Pixel and the pumpkins.  Both grown here on the farm.  On the top step is Big Max and on the lower step, Knucklehead.

Pixel looking for more belly rub!

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