Where did the summer go? Seemed like it would never get going and then... poof! Now it's almost gone. So, so many things have been going on. I've been posting on facebook regularly (and Instagram somewhat regularly), but I've held back on posting a lot of my photos because I didn't want to commandeer everyone's feed! But, boy, has there been a lot to share. Obviously, the biggest news is that we had our first baby! Little Girl joined us in early July and has been growing like a weed.
Besides that exciting event, I've been calling this my summer of experimentation. Growing our elk herd has been a little more challenging that we expected. New Hampshire is not fully in compliance with USDA guidelines for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management and so we cannot import elk from anywhere outside of the state... and there just aren't that many elk farmers in New Hampshire! So, I've had to get creative with figuring out how we're going to make this little farm profitable. I've never gardened in the Northeast, so I had to experiment with how that went, and in some cases, there was just a little bit of serendipity.
We have a few new products available in our etsy store. We have our delicious and unique artisanal golden delicate maple syrup made exclusively from sugar maple trees on our farm. Our newest item, which came about pretty much by accident but has now become a best seller is our edible flower confetti! So beautiful and I've had so much fun developing the product and its packaging.
I'm very excited with how things are progressing and I think the easiest thing for me to do will be to put a gallery of all that's been going on lately and I'll comment on each one so you know what you're looking at.