Week of November 29th, 2022…
This week’s farm delivery is on a Tuesday. If you have five people in the same area, you can schedule your own drop on a day that works better for you. Text the farm wife to work that out. As always, you can come pick up at the farm any day if you make an appointment first.
Everything is first to claim, first to serve – text the farm wife if you want it! You can also email, but I will be the first to admit that I sometimes skip email for days on end.
Delivery and pick ups need to be arranged in advance if you can’t make the texted drop. There are additional 5$ delivery fees for those who add stops to the scheduled drop. Payment is cash or check only.
Eggs, Kombucha, Kefir Soda, Produce, Plants and Seeds
Rainbow Eggs: We have one dozen eggs available! LOL First one to text gets them!
Farm Fresh Tomatoes: We won’t have tomatoes again until next summer, sorry guys. I’m keeping the few that are left on the vines.
FARM FLOWERS: Will have flowers again in spring.
- Chinese stir fry greens (some kind of Choy…?) – 4$ for a quart size baggie
- small baggie of Tabasco Peppers 3$
- Butternut Squash 4$ each
Plants: We have small succulent pots with various types of succulent combinations available for 3-5$ depending on the size of the plants
Seeds: All are acclimated to this region of Texas (from plants we have grown on our farm), and seedlings or slips. I do not resell seeds from other companies. All of my seeds are grown here.
Seed packs are 3$ And come with a generous amount to make sure you get germination (at least 20 seeds).
Right now we have the following seeds:
- Zinnia Mix (6 or 7 different varieties) so easy to grow!!!
- Loofah Sponge
- Wild Pink Yarrow wildflower/herb
- Yellow Verbesina Daisy (also called “Golden Crownbeard”/”South African Daisy” – reaches 5 ft. tall)
- White Moonflowers (poisonous, but beautiful and a bee magnet that smells divine and blooms at night with trumpet sized white flowers).
- Green Tabasco Chili Peppers (some will have a tinge of black and some will turn red, but mostly just green – slightly more hot than jalapeño, slightly less hot than Serrano)
- Tulsi (Holy) Basil
Kefir Soda or Kombucha
I make different varieties of kefir soda weekly with whatever organic juices are on sale or grape juice (our favorite – which tastes like sparkling grape or grape soda). The flavors I’ll have this week are below:
Kefir Soda: Sold Out
Kombucha: Sold Out
(Note: Kombucha is a little more sour and may have some “floaties or sinkies” from the scoby culture – that’s ok and it is edible. Feel free to strain out and you can use for fertilizer or throw it out.)
Bottles of each: 12$ (3$ discount on your next order when you return the bottles)
Smaller bottles: 7$ (1$ discount on next order when you return the bottles)
Farm Co-op Cowshares – Meat and Dairy, Birds
My partner in crime, raises goats, lambs, grass-fed Spanish longhorn cows, chickens, duck, turkeys and quail. At different times she processes these and whatever she has available is what I will list below. There is a 2$ delivery fee (on the entire order, not each item) to help mitigate transportation costs.
If you order meat, I will let you know when we can schedule your pick up or drop off via text.
Prices for meat depend on the cost in raising each animal, and are therefore variable. So far it usually costs the same as the non-grass fed grocery store meat from places like Walmart, but you are getting much better quality and peace of mind buying from a local, Christian, homeschool, single-mom farmer!
This is what is available this week to order:
Chicken Halves : 15-20 packs 5.50$
Chicken Feet for broth (five packages left) : 2.50$ per lb
Ground Turkey : Sold Out
Turkey Breasts : 6$ per lb. (weight per pack is about 5-7lbs)
Turkey Drums : (only ONE packages left, first come, first serve) : 4$ per lb.
Turkey Wings : Sold Out
Whole Turkey : TWO available 7$ per lb. (next butcher date in Mid-Dec.)
Grass Fed Beef Soup Bones : 4$ per lb.
Grass Fed Ground Beef : 200+ packages available : 7$ per lb.
Grass Fed Sirloin Steak : 7$ per lb.
Grass Fed Round Steak : 7$ per lb.
Grass Fed Roasts (variety of cuts) : 7$ per lb.
Half or Quarter Cow Share Grass Fed Beef Package to Fill your Freezer :
Taking deposits NOW for the grass fed Longhorn (mine) and Spanish Longhorn beef (Gina’s) taken to butcher last Tuesday. Pick up would be December 14 (estimate). Deposit is due now, first come, first serve. Text me to hold your spot. There are four or five spots available for 1/4 a cow. (150$ for Quarter, 300$ for Half to reserve your share)
Note: These packages come with different premium cuts which possibly include the following: various steaks, various roast cuts, ribs, hamburger, brisket, heart, liver, stew bones, flank, skirt and hamburger/ground beef. The packaging, cut availability, and cuts is determined by which butcher we use. Currently, many butchers have a year waiting list to get an animal processed – because of the Texas drought – so we have to go with whatever butcher is available and make appointments in advance.
We can share a “cut sheet” with you to show you how the beef is cut, and if you pre-order your 1/4 or 1/2, you can have some say in how we tell the butcher to cut the cow, and you can request tenderizing and specialty cuts!
To give you an idea of how much storage space you would need for this much meat: a full cow is likely at least one large full freezer (top opening), a half cow is at least the whole freezer side of a split freezer/refrigerator, and a fourth cow is at least enough to fill an old time top-freezer (the 1980’s kind – ha!). Contact me if you have any questions.
The price depends on the hanging weight of the steer/cow, the price of fuel for transport, and the price of grain/feed during the time the animal is raised, and the cost of the processing. Our cows are almost entirely grass fed and raised on Texas pasture.
TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE: 1/4 STEER… GRASS FED LONGHORN… 110.25 LB HANGING WEIGHT X 5$ LB. = $ 551.25 (THIS PRICE INCLUDES SOUP BONES AS HANGING WEIGHT INCLUDES SOME BONE THAT WILL BE TRIMMED, BUT THIS IS THE BEST DEAL COMPARED TO PAYING 7$LB. OR 12.50$ LB. FOR STEAKS!
POSSIBLY FOUR SPOTS AVAILABLE: 1/4 STEER… GRASS FED SPANISH LONGHORN… (Weight To Be Announced) LB HANGING WEIGHT x 5$ LB. = $ (Total To Be Announced) (THIS PRICE INCLUDES SOUP BONES AS HANGING WEIGHT INCLUDES SOME BONE THAT WILL BE TRIMMED, BUT THIS IS THE BEST DEAL COMPARED TO PAYING 7$LB. OR 12.50$ LB. FOR STEAKS!
This is USUALLY a pre-order item only as the meat is returned frozen from the butcher in large quantity and arrangements need to be made to transport it quickly from the butcher to your freezer. However, we took three cows last week, so hurry and let me know if you want some meat before it is all spoken for.
From the time the beef is taken to butcher it will be three weeks until delivery because the cow hangs in the freezer before the butcher cuts it and then it takes a few days to freeze solid for safe transport. You must put a deposit down or pay entirely up front (because the butcher is paid first).
Dairy cow shares: We are going to wait and start milking again after the New Year because of the holidays. Sorry, guys, but we are going to let the calf have all the milk until after the holidays to make things easier on all of us. He’s getting so big and fluffy! Jessie Lou is a good mama. I can send you a link and you can fill your paperwork to secure your share if you are interested. There will be info forthcoming on how many cow shares we will have.
Shickens: Because of the coming winter, we are closing down our barnyard mix chick hatching. We will begin hatching chicks again in late February. If you are in need of a rooster for your flock, we can always work something out… just give us a call.
Hatching Eggs: 6$ a dozen (you can specify egg color, but know that you don’t always get the same egg color from the hens which hatch from that color egg)
Straight Run chicks: 7$ each (we do not sex the chicks and cannot guarantee they will be pullets)
NOTE: Chicks have to be cared for and fed for six months before they will begin to lay eggs. That’s a lot of TLC and chicken feed. We keep the chicks in our living room for a month, then a brooder pen for at least three weeks, and then we acclimate them into our flock. Chickens lay eggs for a couple of years and then begin to taper off, so older hens are not as productive, which is why we continue to add new chicks to the flock. Chickens also have enemies everywhere – seems the entire world conspires to eat them, so you will most likely end up losing some to accidents (they are not smart), critters, or just old age (some have an average life span of 3 or 4 years).
2 Month old Chicks: 15$
4-6 month old Chicks – soon/beginning layers: 25$
Laying Hens (6 months plus): 35$
Note: We do not vaccinate the chickens hatched on our farm. If we purchased them at the feed store, hatchery, or from a private breeder as chicks we cannot guarantee they have not been vaccinated, however. We feed our chickens from our own table (but not chicken!), quality feed – as organic as possible – and they are free range and eat grass, bugs, worms, and anything green and growing that they like. If they were bigger, they might even eat us!