Cherry Hill Ecological Farm
Newsletter- January 2017
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Here's where you can find us in January:

January 3 from 4-7pm: Pittsburgh Pick-up* apoidea apiary 

January 7 from 9am-2pm: On-Farm Pick-up*
Cherry Hill Ecological Farm 13205 West Cherry Hill Rd Albion, PA
We have a couple new kinds of sausage to try: kielbasa, chorizo-- and the return of breakfast sausage with sage.

CT Beef and Pork Delivery: Jan 26-30* 
We didn't end up making it out to CT in December. The dates listed are our travel window. We will send out specific information, with delivery details, the weekend of Jan 14. If you'd like to reserve some pork or beef, please let us know by Jan 10. Thanks for your patience!

*We have pastured-pork sausage boxes, grass-fed beef burger boxes, and individual cuts available. Please contact us ahead of time for bulk or special orders. Prices are available on our website:
Around the farm...

Green grass beneath the snow.

Will and Norman the cat.

Winter arrived quickly here with several feet of snow on the ground by mid-December. The snow insulated the ground, which still hasn't frozen. As a result, the cows are still eating green grass. If the pasture beneath the snow is tasty enough, they'll use their muzzles to push the snow away. We've got several fields stockpiled for winter grazing. As long as conditions are favorable, the cows seem to do best outside and on grass.

We have a couple of barn cats that help us with the rodent population around the barnyard area. Norman has certainly become the most social of the lot. He'll climb up and walk along the wooden structures that are just high enough to then reach onto our shoulders and sit on the backs of our necks. It can catch you off guard, but he seems to enjoy it. He's a friendly furry fellow, and a great mouser. Meanwhile, in the fields, we've noticed several Northern Harrier hawks. They sit atop the fence posts, waiting for the subtle scurrying of field mice as they move through their system of tunnels in the snow and tall grass. The hawks fly close to the ground where they can deftly drop down to pick up a meal.

Pigflakes: a new kind of breakfast cereal? Not really. We celebrated the end of yule and the calendar year by hosting a Feast of the Boarshead at the farm. It was a lot of fun! A bunch of our neighbors turned out. We feasted on some fantastic soups- and scrapple. Then headed out to the boars pen to make our oaths for the coming year. We'd like to host more festivals that relate to the changes in the seasons in the coming year. Let us know, if you'd like to get involved.

Happy New Year!
Will & Gretchen

Everyone is enjoying the sunshine on New Years Day.
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Cherry Hill Ecological Farm · 13205 West Cherry Hill Rd · Albion, PA 16401 · USA

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