It was an exciting day at Creekside Natural Farm. We started planting our pollinator habitat! The seed mix has several varieties of prarie grass and about 30 different flowers. We are planting 18 acres to add to the 10 we already have. It will be bordered on 2 sides by our creeks where we have been planting trees and shrubs to benefit birds and pollinators.
Our neighbor is restoring his dad’s 1948 Alis Chalmers G tractor and it will soon be coming to live at Creekside Natural Farm! Can’t wait to use it for planting and cultivating sweet corn and other veggies.
Luna Lu is officially a big girl and tonight she had her last bottle feeding. It’s a bittersweet night.
We decided it was time to move our favorite rooster Uncle Smoky in with the alpacas so he could spend his retirement in peace. Our younger rooster wanted to be the boss and we didn’t want our boy to be picked on. We also moved a hen in with him so he wouldn’t be lonely.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our friends and family.
Happy 5 month birthday to our sweet girl Luna Lu. She had a rough start but with a little help from her friends, she’s made a full recovery and weighed in at 62 pounds this morning!
The lovely Meredith is loving the kale. Our cover crop serves double duty. The chickens and alpacas love it and it also improves our soil for next year’s crops.
Stewing hens are $4.00 per pound and average 3 to 4 pounds. They were raised with free access to grass and clovee pasture and supplemented with organic feed .
We also have lamb chops, leg of lamb and stew meat from our pasture raised Katahdin sheep. Katadhin sheep are a breed that was developed especially for mild flavor and our spend their entire life on grass pasture. The only supplement they receive is kelp meal – never any grain and never any type of growth hormone or antibiotic.
Chops are $20.00 per pound and come in a 1/2 pound package of 2 chops
Stew meat is $10.00 per pound in aprox 1 pound package
Leg of lamb is $12.00 per pound and is aprox 3 – 4 pounds
In addition to meat, we will be grinding our Turkey Red wheat and Floriani Red Flint corn. Both are heirloom grains raised using organic practices.
And we will have potatoes, garlic, herbs and eggs available .
We currently are keeping the eggs in the stand until it gets too cold. There may be a few nights this week when we will take them out for the over night. When we take them out for the winter, they will be available by contacting us ahead of coming out.
All of the items above are available by contacting us at 815-467-5259
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