Winter at the farm has been busy. This year has been light on snow cover but fairly cold with many days reaching negative temperatures. This winter has been full of ups and downs and we cannot wait to get through this crazy time period.
In November 2021 Steph broke some bones in her foot. Being the tough mountain girl she is, it did not stop her from completing the daily farm task and working a full-time job. As of January, the bones still hadn’t healed. The decision was made that surgery was the only option. Farmer Matt lost his full-time job at the end of January and has taken on the burden of all the farm and household chores while Steph finds herself stuck in the recliner chair for the next 6 to 8 weeks.
We have been lucky that some good friends came over to help deliver the rest of the hay to the barn. The animals are healthy and happy. We eagerly await spring so they can move to fresh pasture. We have been doing well selling our farm made products at local stores, online farmers markets, from our website and here at the farm. Our raw unfiltered honey has become a number one seller. We have added several new products and will be introducing a few more of the new several weeks. It’s almost time to tap the trees. This year we will be doing both maple syrup and birch syrup. Warren and Matt have been walking the lines in preparation for the sap flow. Sugarhouse is cleaned and the arch is ready to go.