Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Piglets, Plants, and Lattes on the Hoof

A lot has happened on GMG Farm in the past two weeks!

After many days of anticipation, Doodle gave birth to her first litter of piglets. It was a small litter, and we are excited to welcome the three piglets, Tic, Tac, and Toe, to the farm! Doodle is doing a great job nursing and taking care of them, and we are often compelled to simply stand and watch them burrow through hay or nuzzle up to their mom for milk.

The hoop house is now full with tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, and eggplants. The recent wind storm ripped the south side of the hoop house out of the ground, but Buzz, Will and DJ successfully put the poles back down in the ground where they belong the next day.

We have been busy transplanting into the main garden, and though we are currently working around a killdeer nest--a ground nesting bird that lays speckled eggs--kale, chard, cumin, parsley, brussels sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, onions, and more are digging their roots down deeper into the soil and growing each day.

As always, the goats are milked twice a day: in the morning and at night. And what better way to start the day than with a latte? Mari brewed some fresh coffee and we added the milk right from the source for the freshest lattes you can get! Thanks to Jenga the goat for the delicious milk!

Want to be involved in the fun? Check out the Green Mountain Girls Farm CSA, beginning in July, and make connections with the farm while adding delicious local food to your home.

1 comment:

  1. Spending the day at Green Mountain Girls Farm is such a refreshing treat in today's hectic commercial race. Our kids loved herding the goats, chasing chickens, and seeing Tic, Tac & Toe - the new piglets! We recommend swimming in the spring fed pond before enjoying a Vermont fresh lunch with farm fresh eggs the kids picked themselves. Our family day at the farm was extraordinary - sure beats a day at the mall, the movies or an amusement park! Far more educational, fresh and fun! Thanks Mari & Laura!
    - Heather Burke, Kennebunk, Maine