Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer!

It is time to submit a post to the blog. It has been hard to find the time to sit down and update the activity on the farm, as we are usually outside working or enjoying the great summer weather.

This week we are busy cutting 2nd cut hay and this will be baled into small squares. This is when we really miss Pablo and Michael P.! (get back to Canada guys - you are needed on the farm) The wheat has been combined and the straw
is also being baled.

On Saturday we will have Fresh Capons available. We will be here between 10:00 and 4:00. If you are interested in purchasing capons -drop by or call us if you are unable to make Saturday.

Some people may ask - What is a capon?
A capon is a castrated rooster. Capons are considered by many people to be an old fashioned sort of food, and they tend to have a more tender, flavourful flesh as well as a higher fat content. The markedly different flavour profile of a capon is distinctive to consumers once they taste it, especially when the capon has been conscientiously raised. Unfortunately, the industrialization of meat production has made capons rare. Chicken breeds raised for meat are engineered to mature quickly, so that they can be sent to market in as little as five weeks. This rapid development has an impact on overall flavour and quality of the meat which most consumers are not even aware of because they have never tasted more naturally raised meat.

The other animals on the farm are all doing well. We have turkeys and Mucovy ducks enjoying the summer weather.
Hope to see you soon.
Karen & Peter

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