Greetings from Dancing Hen Farm!
Farmer Don and I wanted to thank everyone who came out this weekend to support the farm through our buying club. Farmers Don and Phil had a good day sharing our harvest and greeting our customers. I have said repeatedly, our farm would not exist without the continued support of you, our customers.
December is getting a bit crazy for us, so we are not certain we will be able to offer another buying club before the first of the year. However, if you need anything, please contact us at the farm and we will work at getting the product to you. We do have a good supply of pork and chicken right now, and a limited supply of eggs. Depending on the weather, we may also have some greens available. Please email the farm with your requests.
Even though we are busy, the farm is still settling in for winter, recovery mode. For the most part our fields are all in rest mode until next spring and other then our laying hens we have no farm animals right now.. Our laying hens have responded to the shorter day length by decreasing their egg production. Farmer Don and I are enjoying less time spent on chores and more time to spend in the kitchen and catching up on our reading. Even the dogs are low key, spending more time sleeping in the sun then running the farm.
We will be spending a very quiet Thanksgiving with family. Thanks will be given for our harvest meal and another year together. And of course, we will be eating turkey! The star of the meal, turkey, was raised, on pasture, by a past Dancing Hen Farm employee. Some of you may remember Farmer Matt from the Back Mountain Farmers market. Matt, Farmer Phil's brother, now works on a farm/plantation in Virginia. He arrived in town, during yesterday's snow, with a farm fresh turkey for our meal!
We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully your table will be overflowing with the harvest meal and surrounded by those you love.