The past few days have been quite hectic here at Beaver Creek. We are sad to say that our Farm Hand, Josh, has left. However, that does mean we are hiring a new farm hand for the 2020 season! We have an ad up on Facebook right now you can apply through here.
We are excited to announce that we have begun preparing all of our fields for planting this year. Our initial till is important for a number of reasons. The two most important are 1) it incorporates the left over organic material from cover crops and last years crop while also chopping it up and 2) it breaks up young weeds that have germinated, and exposes seeds that have been buried that could become a problem. This will allow theses weeds the opportunity to germinate, and then be removed with our final till.
The next step for us is to move some of our homemade, nutritious compost to the fields to reincorporate some organic material and nutrients to support our crops.
We are also excited to begin expanding our egg production. Now, in addition to our delectable quail eggs, we will also begin to offer pheasant and chicken eggs. We are very thankful to our carpenter, Steve Harlow, for building the best chicken tractors we've seen so far. Ours are based on the design by John Suscovich, who wrote: Stress-Free Chicken Tractor Plans: An Easy to Follow, Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Chicken Tractors. It's a super easy to use guide, and even provides a shopping list. You can find it on Amazon, here!
We are also sad to announce that we have been the victims of theft. This past week we were sad to find someone has stolen some of our bee hives. As a result, we are insure when we will be able to get back into our honey production. This year we may have to take a step back while we rebuild our hives and let them produce their delicious honey. Please, stay tuned for more information on when our honey will be available.
In the mean time, we are asking for any help you all can provide. We have a GoFundMe up and running, here, if you think you can make a donation. Every little bit helps.
Until next time, peace and blessings,