A busy and great weekend for us. In lamb news the first of our babies got picked up to go to his new home. Groucho will become the ram for a very cool little homestead and “outdoor college” Alderleaf Farm and Wilderness College http://www.wildernesscollege.com/ . Sad to see him go because he has become everyone’s favorite ram, but he couldn’t be going to a better place.
Homer got banded this afternoon since he is going to a fiber family here on the island. Banding is putting a VERY tight rubber band around the scrotum as a form of castration. It cuts off the blood supply and the sack atrophies and falls off. Like a baby’s umbilical cord. He’ll be pretty uncomfortable for the next 24 hours until everything is numb. When I last saw him he was not looking very happy!
Our big, awesome, feel good part of the weekend happened on Saturday with the official opening on the farm stand in all it’s glory. We had a surprisingly large amount of customers buying the pork cuts and also Sol Farm’s organic veggies that we are stocking. Everyone was so positive, so enthusiastic about the stand, the produce and meats, what we’re doing and how we’re doing it that it was almost overwhelming!
Kevin (Sol Farm owner) said he even heard people talking about Rolling Bay Farm at the Farmer’s Market and Cafe Nola **giggle**.
Off to cook a Mother’s Day dinner for my Mom and family. Pasta with Rolling Bay Farm Italian sausage, garlic, onions and Sol Farm’s arugula in a light tomato and stock reduction. O.K…. I’m officially hungry now!