As you can see from the pictures below we had quite a task on our hands this past week. We are digging out from under fallen trees and countless broken tops of trees. While the ice was somewhat beautiful, not having power for four and a half days was also quite a challenge since we don’t have a wood stove. The wood fired hot tub, however, got us through it. We are very lucky to have sustained little damage to our structures, though one egg mobile is almost beyond repair. We are grateful that the animals did very well in the storm. Truly we are faced with a long recovery from the standpoint of trees healing and fences getting repaired. It may be time for a crop mob! In the meantime, we are hoping the community comes out on this beautiful market day tomorrow to support us by purchasing product.
We had a great time hosting the Marquette Men’s Lacrosse team from Milwaukee. They had a full on southern pig picking and chicken and baby pig ranging like none of them had ever experienced. They insisted the team photo be alongside our beloved herd sire Bill Clinton Jr. See picture below.
This week at market we have more chicken and duck eggs than ever and beets. RIght before the storm we had a bunch of prosciutto hams sliced so we have lots of the best prosciutto around. We have all of our other pork products except for andouille and chorizo both of which are being made now. We still have ground beef and some goat and lamb.