It has been an interesting winter on the farm this year! Luckily it has been fairly mild except for the big snow storm a few weeks ago. Our trusty Massey-Ferguson was in the shop for the storm so we cleared the driveway the old fashioned way! Our neighbor very kindly plowed the remaining six-tenths of a mile lane.
The farm is cozy in the winter even when it's cold. We always prepare in case the power goes out - set up the generator, run extra water in case we loose the water pump and stack lots of firewood.
Luckily, in the past storm we didn't lose power. We had all the sheep down by the barn for easy feeding and shelter if they need it. With all the sun, warmer temperatures, and rain, all the snow is almost gone.
Clear fields made it simpler to separate the first 12 ewes that are supposed to start lambing sometime soon after February 6th. Hard to believe its almost time for lambing! Aside from the big snow storm, its been a fairly mild winter so far. I hope it stays mild for these early lambs! While we can keep them warm in the barn when its cold, lambs always seem to do better when they're out in the field with their mamas and the flock.
Our spring market schedule is set! We'll be going to the Farm to Table market at Greenbrier Nurseries in Roanoke VA every two weeks this spring! We're sharing a space on the off-weeks with another vendor so let us know if you want updates about when we'll be there! Our next market date is February 6th.
We'll hopefully try to update our website more often, though, facebook is easier to keep up with these days! If you haven't already, please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/mountainmeadowsfarmwv for more regular photos and updates!
--Mountain Meadows Farm