A few changes have happened since the last blog entry. Liz (the intrepid apprentice blogger whose posts you've been reading) has moved on, back to her home in Georgia. She is missed, but our new apprentice Cricka is already up to speed on the various farm tasks. Look for his photo and bio soon on the "team" page of the website.
Another recent addition to the farm community came last night when Miracle gave birth to 6 healthy piglets.
They look more like dad than mom. They are crosses between a Tamworth boar and a Berkshire sow.
Other highlights include our garlic harvest last week. In one afternoon we dug 4,000 heads of garlic and hung them in the barn to cure. The variety names make me think of dark northern winters, which these dense nuggets of spicy flavor help get us through: Red Russian, Georgian Fire, Music, German Extra Hardy, etc.
Ray, one of the recently-named farm kittens, took a special liking to the garlic and often stands guard over it ferociously:
The apprentices and I are hoping to take turns with the blog, so look for posts from Josh, Will, and Cricka in the near future!