Fall On The Farm

Well, we are almost through October already, it is officially feeling like fall on the farm.  Even the barn entrance is feeling the holiday spirit with our Halloween decor.  Ok...I admit it was a bit of a marital disagreement if the ghosts, mums and pumpkins were necessary for our barn entrance. My answer "of course" and yes I won that battle.  So this month is still, you guessed it hectic!  Joe has taken his "man trip" of the year out of state to Idaho hunting with a few friends so that leaves me home, and you guessed it a LOT on my plate.  Just 1000 sheep, 9 dogs, 2 horses, 1 pony, 3 pigs, 3 chickens and 2 ducks.  No biggie right?  I am thankful for what he does when he is here, I am thankful for the great support system when he is gone, and thankful for such a great farm team that make sure everyday runs smoothly.  So with Joe gone, the girls and I are in overdrive with farm chores, house chores, school, swim, field trips you name it.  We have made time to squeeze in some farm tours, farm dinners, mommy daughter photos and make sure we have fun every night at home being that it's girls night!! {Insert Big Breath...I am ready for a nap}
On the farm front, we are now lambing.  I have to say with the slow time I seemed to forget how many lambs we usually have.  We joke it is raining lambs..literally the past few nights we have had 30 lambs a night.  That for us means more milk and our slow time is officially almost over!  We have had a few light rains...not enough to do anything to our dirt and full of dust fields.  The creamery is in full work mode (thanks to Jake and Tony who have been in charge of bottling while Joe is gone)  Ice cream is now on store shelves.  Check out our retailer page for locations.  http://www.havertonhill.com/  We are super excited all the great feedback we have had on our products. I had my surreal moment in the local market after they stocked the shelves with our ice cream.  Knowing how hard it was to produce and hand pack all those pints.  So worth it, and so excited to have our ice cream hit shelves and represent what fresh sheep milk ice cream should taste like. We also had a Michelin Star chef Stefano Masenti and his wife from Italy stop by the farm for a tour and tasting. No big deal right!  Huge thanks to all the great parents and kids who came to the creamery and farm for a tour for such a fun day!  LOTS of new things in the works, we can't wait to share. To check out our latest press click HERE. In the mean time, more work, longer days.  Feeling like Fall on The Farm! Stay Tuned.

Missy Adiego