What a strange and wonderful thing, this spring. Here it is, almost June, and we haven't been in the 90s for weeks on end yet. In fact, it is cool and breezy with some forecasters calling for rain in the next few days. It's downright dreamy... And setting an ideal stage for the next (and last, for a while) event out at Whirlaway Farm- a dinner on June 8th. The kids will be done with the school year, the crops will be just starting to yield their first tender rounds of harvest, and all these goats will be ready to provide us with one bounty or another. In fact, Francine will hopefully have just had babies, making for awfully cute times out here.
Fiore Tedesco & Adam Orman of L'oca D'oro will be crafting a fine menu of seasonal foods, many sourced from the farm, that will make this a night to remember. We will roast a goat, listen to some beautiful music, and enjoy the fireflies and cocktails al fresco right here on the farm. If you are interested in joining, there are a few seats left, and you can reserve on the L'oca D'oro website or contact me directly. This is the final farm fundraising effort of the season, so you know that your contribution helps support this incredibly fun, difficult, delightful endeavor.
Come play! I can personally promise a lot of cute animals, some you can even snuggle, wonderful food and company, and a chance to partake in a meal close to the source, which strikes me as rather rare in these times.
In other news, a bantam hen hatched a couple of guinea eggs:
My egg collection is getting little out of hand- hey, wanna buy some eggs? I'm not kidding. I need to move some of this inventory, stat!
The Runt pigeons have laid a couple of eggs, a box of screws in the pole barn is home to a wren's nest & 6 eggs, and a rabbit had a huge litter of baby buns. Spring is in the air!