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2016 Compost Test Results

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By |July 26th, 2016|Compost|Comments Off on 2016 Compost Test Results|

Compost Video!

This summer Anthony Lopez showed up in his van ready to get his hands dirty and have some new experiences as a “wwoofer” on Midnight’s Farm.  He also turned out to be accomplished documentary film maker.  When he offered to make a video about the compost we said “Yes!”.  We are so excited to have this video and show people the our composting process in under four minutes!

By |January 18th, 2016|Compost, Farm News|Comments Off on Compost Video!|

Cider

Chris, Brian and David pressing cider.

Chris, Brian and David pressing cider.

By |November 7th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Cider|

Thank You for coming!

We had so much fun with the farm tour!  Thank you everyone for braving the rain!

David giving the compost tour.

David giving the compost tour.

By |October 9th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Thank You for coming!|

Fall Farm Tours!

Come on Down!

We will be on the Fall Farm Tour.  Saturday and Sunday @ 9:30 for the compost tour.  Barn Owl Bakery will have scones for sale @9:00 both days.   For the full schedule SATURDAY & SUNDAY.Poster Fall Farm Tours Final Web

By |October 9th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Fall Farm Tours!|

Rotational Grazing

The steers grazing the front lawn.

The steers grazing the front lawn.

By |September 18th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Rotational Grazing|

Pumpkin time!

Faith harvesting pumpkins

Faith harvesting pumpkins

By |September 13th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Pumpkin time!|

Welcome Mazy and Gus

Kune Kune

I love pigs.  I love their personalities and playfulness.  I also love pork! But there are two things that I don’t love about pigs: how much grain they eat and how they root up the pasture.  I wondered if there could be another way.  I did a lot of reading about different pig breeds and became interested in the Kune Kune.

The Kune Kune is a breed originally raised by the Maori people in New Zealand.  They are known for fattening on pasture, for their short snouts that limit rooting, good mothering and their sweet dispositions.    Could it really be true- a pig that can graze?  They are supposed to have meat that rivals the famed Mangalitsa.  The downside is they are a smaller breed and they take longer to finish.  I decided to give it a try.

On September 3rd we brought home Mazy and Gus.  A breeding pair of Kune Kunes.  Mazy is a Mahea Love x Wilson’s Jeana gilt and Gus is a Ru x Rebecca Jeana boar.  We got them from Iron Horse Farm in Olympia.  They are very cute and very, very friendly.  Now we have to take “pig breaks” when doing garden chores.   They need to grow up, have babies and then they will need to grow up…. so look for our first Kune Kune pork in 2017.

Mazy & Gus

Mazy & Gus

Pigs on pasture!

By |September 5th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Welcome Mazy and Gus|

Summer!

Tomatoes are coming out of the hoop house, we are battling the hornets for the figs and there are peaches from down the road.

Tomatoes are coming out of the hoop house, we are battling the hornets for the figs and there are peaches from down the road.

By |August 18th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Summer!|

Plum Sauce

Sometimes you have to take time for something good.  This year the Shiro plum tree is breaking branches it is so heavy with fruit. We eat them by the handful as we go about our chores.  If you cook them for plum sauce with the skins on they get bitter.  So, we decided to take the time and get messy.  Blanching, taking the skins off and pits out.  But we know that in January we will be able to open those ruby jars and taste summer again!

Anna skins the scalded plums.

Anna skins the scalded plums.

By |July 18th, 2015|Farm News|Comments Off on Plum Sauce|