There are so many things that seem to slow down immediately in the cooler weather. The animals nap a little more and seem to nestle and roost more frequently. Everything is less rushed – even breathing!
Martin Tract Panorama – Photo courtesy of JK
Thank goodness for the dogs protecting our sheep and chickens as the coyotes are also getting ready for winter and looking to fatten up. They have been spotted all around our parcels of land and at St. Michaels.
It’s also a time to repair fences, equipment, facilities and to start planning for the new year. Taking time, of course, to celebrate the holidays, and ask the tough questions: Do we, or do we not fry a turkey this year? ORDER YOUR TURKEY AT THE MARKET (609) 466-6500!
It is one of the best times of year for vegetables because the plants react to the cold by producing sugars. The glucose and fructose produced guards against the cold and protects the plant from freezing during a frost. The result? Sweet, crisp radishes, beets, brussels sprouts, carrots and more!
Stews, roasts and hearty, warming soups are on the menu at the farm!