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Oink Oink

Unless we add goats to the mix (not happening!), I promise this is the last animal sounds themed newsletter. Really it’s more like ‘squeal squeal’ because these piglets are big talkers. If you haven’t already, head on over to our new Facebook page to check out more pictures and watch these guys grow!

Best Buds

Our ladies up on the hill are laying like gangbusters all of a sudden. I’ve started a pre-buy weekly egg share until the markets start back up. Basically you pay a month at a time and reserve yourself a dozen organically fed, pastured eggs that you can pick up at your convenience.  Reply to this email if interested in signing up!

It’s a meat week so don’t forget to get your meat orders in to Jeff – I fried up some of Jeff’s famous bacon this morning to have with my eggs, Zach’s bread (you can get some at Plantapalooza today), and Couet Farm’s Adelisca cheese. That’s a breakfast of champions…or this farmer at least!

Finally, if you’re reading this Saturday morning, be sure to head over to the  Plantapalooza at Community Harvest Project – it runs till 1pm. They have a huge variety of plants, and it all supports their great mission. See you there!

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Potter Hill’s first foray into social media – we are now on Facebook! We’ve managed to avoid caving to the demands for posting cute piglet pictures for this long, but 2016 is a new year. Here’s a list of unlikely candidates who beat us to Facebook: my mother (happy day after Mother’s Day all y’all moms!), my older brother (who thinks it’s called FaceSpace), and Short Creek Farm (?!). Who knows, maybe we’ll join Snapchat next…whatever that is! Be sure to like our page to get your fill of happy pigs, busy hens, handsome oreo cookie cows, tiny sprouts, recipes, America’s funniest farm videos, meat share prices, and all the farm news…like that those busy hens just laid their first eggs of the season!

And that we’re still looking for a paid intern. If you enjoy working hard and eating like a king, please apply ASAP. I need some serious help to grow all that good food! My last hire fell through at the last minute, so please share with anyone who may be interested. The position is for now through October or November. Click here for the full job description.

Unfortunately, there’s not much for an update on the garden – hurry up and wait some more. Supposedly that big warm yellow orb in the sky will reappear this morning and stay out through Thursday. It’s been so long I forget what it’s called. If this indeed happens, the fields should dry out enough that I’ll get my little tractor into the garden to make raised beds for those poor onions and leeks, who have been waiting far too long to go in the ground. Fingers crossed!