Our B & B guests, friends and relatives are going to love this added experience at our farm. I remember last year when we had our first ever guests, Geri and Jim, arrive they wanted to go snowshoeing. It was getting late and I directed them to start out the back side of the barn with directions not to stay out too long since it would be getting dark soon. Well, it was getting dark and they hadn’t come in so I began to worry that they had gotten lost and I would have to notify the police that our first ever guests were lost in the woods. I went down to the barn to call out to them and there were Geri and Jim standing at the pasture fence talking to the goats. Whew!! I was so relieved. Now they can take the trail…easy!!!!
I thought things would be winding down here at the farm. Not so. We’ve decided to build a hoop house (looks like a quanset hut with plastic sides) to try our hand at raising some winter crops. Our meat chickens have been in such demand that we are also thinking of growing some more this winter in the hoop house where they can kind of free range.
We’ll also be picking up our Great Black Pig piglets after Thanksgiving. They were just born 2 days ago. This is a breed which was popular before the industrial farming revolution and is on the brink of extinction. I can’t believe that I have this wonderful opportunity to help save one of G-d’s creatures. Oh and yes for those that are wondering…they will be grown to feed us. How does this constitute saving the breed? Because when there is a demand for their meat it creates a need and reason for their existence.
So now I’m dreaming of taking my goats, piglets and dogs for a walk on our new trails…Irene