Several weeks ago, the goats here at 1840 Farm heralded the arrival of spring. Tufts of soft undercoat started to appear everywhere we looked in their barn and pen. While the temperatures still felt chilly to all of us, they were clearly preparing for the arrival of warmer temperatures and sunnier days.Then the hens decided to follow suit. They welcome spring to 1840 Farm in the most delicious of ways: by leaving a surplus of beautifully fresh eggs in the nest boxes every day. During the last three weeks, we have found ourselves collecting up to 14 eggs a day from our 17 heritage breed hens. Gathering over five dozen fresh eggs each week certainly puts me in the mood to celebrate the arrival of spring!
This year, I have even more reason to celebrate. I have been collaborating with fellow Community Chickens contributor Jennifer Sartell from Iron Oak Farm on a project for those of you who love gardening as much as we do. The 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection contains some of my favorite varieties of heirlooms to grow in the gardens here at 1840 Farm.All of the seeds are heirloom and non-GMO. Each packet comes with Jennifer’s beautiful artwork, planting instructions, and a detailed description of the heirloom. The edibles come complete with my family’s favorite recipe so that you can enjoy them around your family’s table.
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