The Farm Shop is Opening Next Week and A Little Farm News

It's almost time for the Farm and FarmShop to open up again to the public. Next Thursday, October 13th is the date and 9:00 to 11:30 is the time.

We always look forward to seeing everyone and meeting new folks. It's the day where our Farm Members stop by the farm and gather their weekly Members Harvest - get ready for chard, eggplant and peppers and okra. Keep in mind the first few weeks might be slower on produce, but everything is looking lovely. Lots of French Breakfast radishes are popping up - arugula, kale, lettuces, mizuna, and broccoli, turnips, beets, carrots, winter squashes will all start showing up within a few weeks.

Our caramels, Crow's Goat Cheese, Nourished Bone Broth and Ghee will also be in the FarmShop. Unfortunately, Carol from Grano de Vida has decided to stop making her wonderful breads.

Salted Caramels Dipped in Chocolate

I apologize in advance . . . but I will probably be sharing how good these new caramels are - they really are.  We have our new packaging and are just waiting for the new labels. The above picture is a temporary one.  You can order online here OR if you're in the Old Town Scottsdale area, Sphinx Date Ranch is the first to carry them. Here's their shop info.

I apologize in advance . . . but I will probably be sharing how good these new caramels are - they really are.  We have our new packaging and are just waiting for the new labels. The above picture is a temporary one.  You can order online here OR if you're in the Old Town Scottsdale area, Sphinx Date Ranch is the first to carry them. Here's their shop info.

Other Farm News

Every morning Winnie comes and finds me to say her morning "hello's" and this morning was no different. Something else was different - I noticed a BIG fluff of hair. Black and white. My first thought was skunk and in short time my nose confirmed that was true. I thought, however, that it was just a baby as most baby skunks are quite so powerful.

Michael came out to pick up the big hair tuff that really looked like it's tail. We were quite puzzled as to where, how, when etc. But decided to carry on with chores and a general morning check.

While walking down toward the FarmShop I noticed a BIG BLACK body - well, it was a LITTLE BLACK body - HOLY GOAT! Winnie really did get a skunk. And, it the struggle (just south of the goat pens) seems like Winnie won. Sorta. Good dog - she must have ripped that tail right off that baby skunk. I am just glad I wasn't there to witness whatever it was that happened.

All I know that IF ANYTHING goes in HER YARD WITH HER GIRLS it's considered a predator. Fortunately, Winnie didn't smell too skunkish today.