I hope this finds you well and that you’re staying healthy and positive during this time of social distancing. By now, if you’re a previous customer you’ve most likely received our brochure letting you know we’re now accepting reservations for our beef.
The response has been wonderful! We’re so very thankful that you choose to support your local farms. Right now we have 1 full cow, an 1/8th and a 1/4 left in inventory. The full cow could of course be split in to smaller shares. The cows will head to Smuckers Meats in Mount Joy on June 2nd and will be ready to be picked up most likely the second week in June. Those of you who have ordered– I will keep you posted on exact dates.
The cows are enjoying beautiful green pastures this spring and we’re thankful to now how our watering system up and running. Now I just hope we start to see more sunshine for the solar aspect of it all! This watering system allows us to divide our pastures up in to smaller sections which ensures that there is more of an even grazing pattern (cows like to go and return to the same spots to graze the “good grass” if you let them. Kind of like eating their “dessert” over and over before eating their “veggies”), better distribution of the “outgoing matter” from the cows and will continue to improve our soil which then continues to improve the forages that our cows consume. It’s quite an interesting and symbiotic relationship and never ceases to amaze me.
Again, thank you for supporting our farm! And if you’re on the fence (pun intended) about ordering- I wouldn’t wait! We’ve doubled the size of our herd for next year, but the next round of cows won’t be ready until June 2021.
Take care and stay well,