Spring Greetings From Earthwise Farm & Forest
March 23, 2015
It is hard not to talk about the weather when you are a farmer, isn't it? Regardless of the cold temperatures and the snow that refuses to move on, we are determined to stick to our schedule. Our 2015 layer chicks have just finished hatching and we expect that our turkeys will start laying eggs any day so that we can start incubating their eggs. Then the meat birds will be here, and before we know it, we will have birds, birds and more birds.
In order to make room for our 2015 birds, we are having a clearance sale on some of our remaining organic chicken and heritage turkey! Give us a call or send us an email if you are interested - while supplies last. Sale prices are listed below
Important Action for Raw Milk:The Raw Milk Bill, H.426, is in the House Ag Committee right now. This new bill is asking for expanded markets for Tier II producers, an 'exempted', or unregulated tier for producers with just one or two cows, the ability to market value-added products to our customers - such as butter, yogurt, and cream, and a few more important items that can make a significant difference to the raw milk producers all over Vermont. Please ask your Representatives to SUPPORT This Bill. To learn more about H.426, and to get active, or support Rural Vermont's work, please go HERE.
Products available NOW
at Earthwise Farm and Forest:
Timber branding his Boot-Jacks. Order one today!
Upcoming On-Farm Workshops
1) Dowsing and Agriculture: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm. This workshop will show you how
you can use dowsing in your farming and gardening endeavors: from garden
layout and design, working with Nature Spirits, Garden Devas and earth
energies, picking out your seeds, determining soil nutrient needs, and
much more. You will come away with not only a sense of the vast
potential of dowsing for agriculture, but for all aspects of you life. Cost is $40 per person; includes handout and a pendulum. Contact Lisa for more information, or go HERE.
2) Cheese, Butter and Yogurt Making: Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm. Learn how to make delicious soft cheeses, yogurt and butter
in your own kitchen! Get acquainted with using butter molds and adding
herbs, or other flavors to your final product. With simple instruction
and good quality raw milk, it is an easy and exciting activity providing
nutritious, quality food for you and your family.Cost is $40 per person, or $70 for 2 people. Please send in your registration fee to hold your spot. Contact Lisa for more information, or go HERE.
Other events you don't want to miss:
1) Rural Vermont's 30th Anniversary Celebration with "Farmers Tell their Stories" - April 8th at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier, VT. Time: 5:30 potluck, 6:30 Rural Vermont Annual Meeting, 7:30 storytelling ($5 admission). For more details, please go HERE.
Be Well. We will have more to share with you in April!
Lisa McCrory & Carl Russell
Earthwise Farm and Forest
341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060 (mailing address)
Phone: 802-234-5524, Web: www.EarthwiseFarmandForest.com