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October Newsletter

Farm Store Open Saturday, October 7th, 12-4pm  This Saturday come say hello and do some shopping! This month’s special is 20% off egg purchases of 5dz or more! Read all about our delicious, healthy eggs below. In the farm store we’ll be fully stocked with all of our amazing offerings: soaps and bath products, pork, rabbit meat, chicken and duck eggs, […]

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Local farm friends: we have a brewery connection on Route 15 that needs a farmer to pickup its spent brewing grain. Must have a truck. This stuff is great livestock feed, and the brewer is easy to work with. If you’re interested, contact us.

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This past weekend we rotated our guinea hogs to a new portion of our orchard. The move here necessitated letting the pigs loose from their last pen, and enticing them to walk about 20 feet over to this new pen. Of course they always wander a bit during the move, but a bucket of grain […]

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8/10 Update: hog shares no longer available. Pigs: 2 feeder pigs born in April are still available. $70/each or $100 for both. Reserve Your Hog Share Now & Eat Well All Fall! We are now taking hog share reservations for our next round of pigs going to the processor! For full details and to reserve […]

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UPDATE: SOLD We are selling our Nigerian Dwarf buck Champ. Champ has a great personality, and is easy to handle. He’ll go anywhere for a bucket of feed. Champ’s healthy, and has had no ailments. I have test results showing he’s negative for CAE/CL/Johnes. We’ve taken good care of him with routine health checks, hoof […]

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Our pigs have been breeding well, so we find ourselves with more pigs then we need at the moment. If you are looking for breeders or feeders, we have both available. Contact us to learn more.  Include what you’re hoping to do with pigs, and where you’re located, and we’ll be happy to see what […]

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Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the Raising Rabbits class! You’ll want to attend if you are considering raising meat rabbits or would like to gain insight to improve your existing rabbitry. In the class we’ll cover health care, feeding, housing, breeding, and have a dispatching and processing session! We have two special offers for […]

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We are now taking hog share reservations for our next round of pigs going to the processor! For full details and to reserve your share now, visit our updated hog share page now . Highlights for this round of processing are: Whole Shares $4/Lb, Half Shares $4.50/Lb, (plus processing fees) Pork Available in October (Exact date […]

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THIS SATURDAY we are again offering our popular Goats 101 class! This time you’re getting 2-for-1 classes as we’ll add an extra hour and cover fencing in greater detail. This class will be a wealth of information for anyone looking to have goats or fence in any livestock. This class is family friendly, with opportunities […]

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Farm Store Open Saturday, July 1st, 12-4pm  This Saturday enjoy a beautiful summer day with a visit to the farm! This Weekend’s Special is Buy 2 Rabbits, Get 1 Free*. Curious how to cook a rabbit? There are several great recipes here! Stock up on meat to grill for 4th of July! We have great grilling […]

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We have some recently weaned rabbit litters for sale! Does and bucks are available as breeding stock. Details of the most recently weaned litters are below. Read our breeding stock page and fill out the breeding stock order form to get rabbits now!  

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Goat doeling for sale for $150! Clover was born 5/28/2017 to Bunny, sired by Champ (see parents here). Clover is a mini-Alpine (Alpine/Nigerian Dwarf), and is registerable. This was Bunny’s second kidding for us, and both times she kidded with no assistance. Clover was a twin, too, so hopefully she has genetics to twin. We […]

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Last month we did a rabbit trade and acquired a new, unrelated buck for our rabbitry. Everyone please welcome Miles Davis, Jr! He comes to us from Kentucky, and we love that he’s a big guy weighing in at over 10lbs! No kits sired by him have been born yet, but we are excited to […]

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As a lovely spring week comes to a close, we are thankful for all the good things that have happened. Ripening Peaches This week we harvested our first peaches of the season! Many more are ripening on the trees. It’s been years of watering, pruning, and otherwise taking care of these trees as they grew and […]

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Farm Store Open Saturday, June 3rd, 12-4pm  This Saturday enjoy the good weather with a visit to the farm! We have two goat kids to pet! This weekend’s special is 10% off rabbit meat purchases. Curious how to cook a rabbit? There are several great recipes here! In the farm store we’ll have pork, rabbit meat, […]

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Visit Us During the Loudoun Farm Tour This Weekend May 20-21, 10am-4pm We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors during the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour May 20-21 from 10am-4pm. The farm store will be stocked as always with rabbit meat, pork, eggs from our free range chickens and ducks, organic bath and […]

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We JUST received a call from the processor that our latest batch of pork is ready! We’ll pick it up from the processor tomorrow morning, and it’ll be for sale during our farm store hours 12-4pm tomorrow. We are so excited to be fully stocked on pork once more! Come get your favorite cuts before […]

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Farm Store Open This Saturday, May 6th, 12-4pm  This Saturday welcome the warm weather with a visit to the farm! We have two litters of piglets to see! In the farm store we’ll have rabbit meat, chicken and duck eggs, bath and beauty products, beeswax candles, handmade magnets, coasters, and more! Address and directions are on […]

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Oh my goodness the last few weeks have been BUSY! You may have been able to tell that based on the lack of blog posts. So much has happened: pigs taken to the processor, springtime work completed, but today I’m going to focus on the new life that’s joined the farm this week. Piglets Born […]

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Last Week to Order Hog Share!

This is your last week to order a hog share as reservations must be in by this Friday, April 7th. Visit our hog share page now to place your reservation!

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This Saturday we’ll be open from 12pm to 4pm. No need to schedule an appointment, just come on out and stock up on all our great farm fresh goodies! Be sure and check out all the special offerings this weekend like chicks, ducklings, and hog share signups! Chicks and Ducklings This Saturday, Lauren from Boot’s Shire […]

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It’s spring! In typical springtime fashion, temperatures are about freezing this morning, but we should have a high of 64 today. As the weather warms up, our outdoor chore list is exploding. We have so many exciting things to do, and finally the weather is nice enough to do them! Here are the adventures from […]

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We are expecting our first major snowfall tonight, with 8-12″ forecast. I’m thankful we’ve made it until March before getting some major snow. I am also thankful our worst case scenario is 1 foot of snow, not 3 feet like we experienced January 2016. We had a few preparations to make before the snowfall, one of […]

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This week’s nice weather has brought out all the farm helpers pictures above: Noah, Ghost, and Rebecca! This past Saturday was a busy one at the farm store. Many people came by to see Lauren of Boot’s Shire Homestead and the chicks she had for sale! Remember she’ll be back with chicks and ducklings on […]

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We are now accepting orders for half and whole hog shares for our next batch of pork. Hog shares are an amazing way to order the exact cuts you want, and get the pork at a discount! Fill your freezer with delicious farm-raised pork, and enjoy it all summer long. The pigs are going to […]

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