It has been awhile since I last made an entry.  Lots of exciting things have been happening.  Let’s see if I can catch you up with some of them.

Ducks:

We are now raising Peking ducks.  We sell them to our wholesale people – restaurants and a meat shop called

Rainshadow Meats   www.rainshadowmeats.com

as well as to our customers at the farmers’ markets (Ballard, West Seattle, and U District).

New Faces:

We have recently hired Josh to work with us on the farm.  His main responsibility is to keep the processing room running smoothly.  He is doing a great job and is always willing to learn something new that makes him even more valuable here on our farm.

Greg has been helping us this summer, and he is actually getting ready to head back home around the beginning of August.  He will definitely be missed.  Jerry and he have been spending down time talking about cattle and especially milk cows.  It will be interesting to see how Greg’s time with us will influence our next project.

Some of you have already met Jason and Alice.  They have been taking turns helping Janelle at Ballard and U District farmers markets.  Thank goodness for them!  We are so lucky to have their help!

Pigs:

Yes!  Jerry finally found a sow he was happy with.  Shelley at Whistling Train Farm decided to down size, and we were luckily able to purchase Tamara (now know as Tammy).  She delivered 8 piglets on June 6th.  They are all doing well, so pork is in our future.

Beef:

We will be sending a few cattle to the butcher the first week or so of August.  If you are interested in purchasing a half or whole, let us know very soon.

Thanks:

Just want you to know that we really appreciate our customers.  Not just because you make it so we can make a living doing what we enjoy, but because you are making our world more enjoyable and healthy by making good buying decisions.  Thanks!

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Jerry and Janelle Stokesberry - Owners
Jerry and Janelle Stokesberry   Owners
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Environmentally friendly farming of chicken and turkey.