This Week on the Farm

Shalom family, friends, and neighbors!  A new year often brings new goals and again we will attempt to have one of our goals to be updating this website consistently!  Many of you know that we had a tough 2019 season.  It started off with weather that many old time farmers said that could very well be the worst that they had seen.  It was rain, rain, and more rain.  We had just about recovered from the terrible weather and another hardship struck July 11th.  Fire!  Long story short, our barn and chicken coop burned to the ground.  We lost a lot, including our 3 Nigerian Dwarf Goats.  To add insult to injury, our surviving animals, Hershey, a small jersey heifer cow, and Blue, a male miniature  horse, had to be put in the only other fenced area that was available at the time. Incidentally, this was also where we had a good deal of crops planted.  As you can imagine, they enjoyed the crops.  We also suffered crop damage in other areas because when the chicken coop burned down, there was no area to put the chickens in that they could not escape from.  They had a field day.  We had to drop all of our markets except the 2nd Street Market.  With David working a full schedule, we struggled to balance all of the responsibilities that we now had due to the fire.  I don’t want to make this post longer than it needs to be, so I will just say that we are thankful that The Most High saw us through everything and we are about 75% of the way done with rebuilding.  I present to you, our new barn:

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In our next post, we will let you know what we are currently doing, so be sure to visit often for updates.  Shalom!

 

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