Today our local Farmer's Market opened for the season. McKayla, Taylor and I went over to see what was being offered. There was someone selling Grass Fed Angus Beef (which we didn't need), someone selling plant starts (a bought a Cherrokee Purple Tomato and a few herbs), a local woman selling fresh baked goods (I got a rhubarb tart and got cookies for the girls) and then there were fresh strawberries. Big geaurgous strawberries! I bought four quarts of them. The girls and I ate some of them right in the parking lot as we just couldn't wait until we got home to eat them.
Once home I made a quick batch of freezer jam with them. I cleaned and sliced the strawberries...
Then I added in a package of freezer pectin and mashed it all up until it was the consistenacy I wanted for jam.
Finally, I spooned it into freezer containers and let it set for 30 minutes to gel before putting them in the freezer. It made 11 half-pint jars.
This afternoon when McKayla and I were out walking around the farm we noticed a turkey hen with baby turkeys at her feet. I always feel bad about taking babies from their moms but I know if I don't I will loose them all. McKayla helped scoop them up while I got another brooder pen ready for them. We caught up seven of them...
McKayla (with wet hair from the pool) holding all seven turkey poults.
Thane’s Neck Farm is a small family farm whose inhabitants are trying to live the quiet life as self-sustainably as they can. The animal menagerie is raised for food, fiber and companionship. Organically grown fruit, veggies and herbs feed the family and often the animals too. The children are also raised naturally and enjoy learning all they need here on the farm.