A year to remember...
I don't think anyone will forget 2020 anytime soon. What I would like to remember it for is a few milestones we have had this year.
We added a bee hive to the farm, and harvested honey! How exciting! We were able to extract around 53 pounds of wonderful tasting honey, and next year plan on increasing our bee hive to at least two. We plan on having honey for sale next year in the fall, contact us if interested in being on our waiting list.
The bees have been a extremely rewarding and entertaining endeavor and I am so glad we did it. We have always wanted to support pollinators, what better way than having your own!
Maple syrup we sold out! Very excited to hear such amazing feed back on our syrup, thank you to all our buyers. Again, let me know if you want to be on the waiting list, I will gladly add you. We can't believe that March is creeping up on us again..... but we are always thankful when it does as that mean the harsh weather is typically going to break.
Beef production is going extremely well, we slowly increase our herd to match our pasture and hay supply each year, and that allows us to increase our available steers for beef as well. So far we have increasing demand and we will continue to grow, if you have interest and are not currently on our list it takes 24-28 months for us to finish a beef, so please contact me and we can add you on that list and start to plan accordingly. People are becoming more aware of where their food comes from and supporting the local farmer and that is something we fully stand behind as a main core value. Raising natural, pasture raised beef, while ensuring our farm and environment stays healthy so our farm can be here for many years to come.
Belted Galloways - Near and dear to my heart have always been the breed of the Belted Galloway cattle. They happen to be a breed meant specifically well for grass or forage based systems as they grow slow, with excellent feed conversion and docile temperaments. We now have 4 Belted Galloway purebreds on the farm, two proudly bought this year are fully registered. This allows us the opportunity to produce purebred registered stock to offer for sale via artificial insemination, for a future venture. We may have some Angus/Belted cross calves available this fall if we have heifers, please follow along with us on this exciting journey. Belted Cross cattle also make excellent crosses for multiple uses.
Artificial Insemination - I will be attending cattle artificial insemination classes to be able to provide this service directly for our farm. This is will open up a new door, for our Belted Galloway venture, as well as others which is exciting.
Take care all our friends and followers,
- Brandi Mitchell