Come Let’s Go Up to The Mountain! ~Paul Wilbur
Wholesome Living for your Whole Family.
Well it looks like it is finally happening. We bought some property in Tennessee and are preparing to move our family and farm. This will be quite an adventure. The plan is 3 more weeks here, then a 6 week stop off at my parents house in Trenton,FL, then on to TN! (we hope by aug. 1) We can deliver to Brooksville or New Port Richey while we are in Trenton if the order is big enough to justify it. We are also looking for replacements to provide farm products to our customers, we will post them even after we move. We are going to miss our family and friends here and hope to keep up with you all through the internet. But we are also anxious to see what our Heavenly Father has in store for us in the Smokey Mountains!
Love to you all! ~the Nemeth family
Fall is no time to slow down around here. On the contrary it seems we are busier than usual. Fall is breeding season for goats. With this brings our male goats going into what is called “rut” they start to stink making themselves “attractive” to the female goats and “singing” yes singing sometimes into the night. This singing may sound alluring to another goat but you may mistake it for a sick or dieing goat. I often find myself running to see what is wrong just to find it is only a love-sick goat. For this we are grateful this only lasts for a season. The girls behavior also changes as she goes into heat. She too will become more vocal, but hers is more like a cry trying to get the males attention, she flags her tail (wagging it) and becomes even more friendly. This happens only once a month through the Fall (about Sept.-Dec/Jan) and will last anywhere from 3 hrs to 3 days. This is the time she can get pregnant, which is very quick and I will refrain from describing it here. We want pregnancies because that means more milk in the spring. Not to mention those cute little kids! So Fall is a time we are more than usual watching our goats behavior, selecting goats that we want to breed looking at age, temperament, milking quality, and even beauty to pair up the goats that we think will make good milkers in the future.
Little Fall Sprouts
If you live in FL and have Hydroponics your garden is far from over in the fall! This is just another beginning bringing a whole new crop. We finally cleaned out and reseeded the Hydroponics. We wanted to do it back in Sept. We’ve been told that is the best time for these Hydros here in FL but with everything else going on we never seem to be on time with what “the books” say. But that is what I love about this Hydroponic System. It is so forgiving! I planted fall weather plants, root crop, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, peas and some other experiments Nov. 3rd and we had everything sprout (except the parsnips) in less than a week most came up in 3 days! Even in some cool weather we were having. I had left some pepper plants in that are still producing, celery and some onion that seems never ending. The more you cut the faster it grows. We keep cutting off the tops and it looks like we will have some bulbs to harvest soon too. I definitely recommend keeping onions in your Hydro. I planted more seeds to replace the onions I plan to pull out for the bulb. I also plan to cover the Hydros with a tarp when the temperature gets too cold. I will let you know how it all turns out. We are looking forward to fresh salads again all winter.
Pecan Pie Recipe on Wholefoods page YUM!
Happy Mother’s Day MOM!
Happy Birthday DAD!
The Unleavened Bread Recipe has been moved to the WholeFoods Page.