Our mob and move method allows us to manage all that we do on the property. This week, butterflies on the milkweed, so many it looked like the field was moving, we had to go investigate! Both orange and yellow..and they go all the way to Mexico now?! I would not want to drive that, let alone get there under my own means!
it is raining here right now. A nice, steady, low fanfare rain. No lightening, no thunder. zero winds. Just a lovely, soaking, steady rain. The rain that farmers dream of: no damage to vegetable plants or fruit trees, but a lovely drink of water from the sky for all of these thirsty plants.
This photo shows the apple trees (planted by previous owner) and some of the chicken pens. The pens are crossing the field behind the hoop house, so the birds are back there hunting for those pesky bugs that will eat an apple crop if left unchecked. We get beautiful apples, the birds get a little extra protein, no sprays happen..we love this!
After a couple of days of welcome rain it is back to being as hot as the hinges here. The vegetables beds are responding to the heat and rain with abundant growth..we are entering the phase where everything needs daily checking..things grow so fast! Turkey Trotters are built, chicken pens are filled and moving daily, cows fat and sassy, guinea hen are annoying the neighbors with all the noise they make, geese are protecting all from the hawk and the fox and we are eating like king and queen, so much good food! maybe too much for me..
I am the lucky woman who gets to be the farmer's wife to Homer Walden, the hardworking, creative and innovative force behind Sunnyside Farm. The farm is a pasture based intensive grazed farm in Dover, PA. We grow heirloom, open pollinated vegetables, chicken, eggs from heritage breed chickens, beef, heirloom breed turkeys for Thanksgiving and pork with no commercial feed, honey, eggs, Buff ducks. And the occasional flower or 2.