It seems like it’s been a couple of months since I was dragging all of our Christmas decor from the attic, and yet it’s that time of year once again! As they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Life has been very busy on the farm and we love it!
We’ve begun moving our finishing steers back to the home place. This is where they’ll remain on grass and also have a custom grain blend added to their diet for a minimum 90 days. The majority of these steers is a blend of Angus & Akaushi (Wagyu). It has taken almost 3 years to reach this level! We’re very pleased with the beef from this combination, and our customers agree, it’s delicious! We also offer grass finishing upon request, and we typically finish 2-3 a year.
Calving season ran a bit longer then last year, and ended with our first breech calf. Mike had shoulder surgery a few months ago and hadn’t been released to do any strenuous work such as pulling a calf, so we called in the sons to do the job. So thankful they all live nearby, and happened to be at the farm that day. The calf and momma are doing well, another blessing. Earlier in the season, a strong thunderstorm moved in as one of our cows was delivering twins. We discovered the births after the storm had passed, but unfortunately, neither calf survived. They looked perfectly healthy so we surmised, they must have drowned during the hard rain as they were taking their first breaths. They were our first twins born on the farm.
We participated in the Frankston Farmers Market , and Tyler market (located behind the mall on Old Bullard Rd). We enjoyed meeting so many locals who are eager to support locally produced food. More people are realizing the importance of knowing where and how the food we eat is raised. We thank you all for supporting our family farm!
Our last steer was taken to the processor in November, and we’ll pick up the beef around the second week of December. Beef packages will be available at that time. We are accepting pre-orders for quarter and half steers. The next steer will be available mid January 2024, then it will likely be March before we begin taking steers for processing.
Honey was harvested late July, and it’s a sweet clover taste. It’s no surprise as the pasture they’re in are filled with clover. We’re back to feeding the bees and managing the hives, and next Spring, we hope to divide the hives and begin rebuilding.
If you’re looking for a custom package or simply have questions about our products or farm, drop us an email to [email protected] We’ve updated our shipping and delivery options due to high shipping costs. We presently don’t ship, however, we offer free local delivery within 30 miles of Frankston for orders $100 minimum. With customers in the Nacogdoches, Austin and Conroe area, we typically deliver in those areas every couple of months. We welcome you to the farm as well, just notify us to set up a time so we can meet you at the gate. We have cattle that are frequently grazing around the entrance.
Prayers lifted for you all to remain healthy and strong. Give thanks for the freedom we enjoy, and for those who risk their lives for our freedom. God bless the USA!
Sharon & Mike
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