Our baby geese are growing up and now free range with their parents a few hours a day. We ensure they are kept safe during the middle of the day when hawk predation is at a peak. They are maturing fast and we�ll be keeping all three as a permanent part of the Unity Farm community.
Our community includes numerous native animals that make Unity Farm their permanent home. A beautiful woodchuck (a kind of marmot) has decided to make a home in our winter paddock. Many would consider a woodchuck to be a pest, destroying produce and disrupting the ground toplogy. All our orchard trees are caged and our vegetables are in the hoop house, so at the moment we�re not losing any produce to �Chuckette�.
A fawn was born this week and within a few minutes she was running around the farm driveway with her mother.
We continue our weekly harvests of mushrooms and vegetables. Here�s what the growing areas look like this week.
Finally, Kathy is very busy managing bees. She�ll have 28 hives and more than 250,000 bees under management this Summer.
This weekend, all the families are gathering for the first time since my daughter�s wedding. Should be a great opportunity to check in on post married life!