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Exciting time of year!

Hello friends!

There’s just so much I could tell you all about, I don’t know where to begin!  I love this time of year! Heritage Farm is a member of Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and there’s a huge conference held in State College every February for this organization.  It’s a time to rub shoulders with other farmers, consumers and suppliers.  We get new ideas, new tools, and lots of good stuff to chew on.  We as a team divide up into the different sessions and meet back to discuss what we learned and any new ideas we come up with.  Then when we get home, I start working on our annual Newsletter we mail out to our customers with their order forms for bulk meat purchases.  It’s such a fun time.  We hatch new ideas and launch them into existence!

In addition to farm things hatching, I get to spend my time indoors with my two lovely little boys.  Watching Micah learn to play with Patrick and Patrick learn to interact with Micah is just so fun! It’s cold outside, and very warm in our house so we have lots of fun over here.  Daddy loves to play with us on days he isn’t doing his side-job or up at the farm.  Micah wants to go with him to the farm every time, but it’s just too cold!  This winter has also been a time when I can dedicate time to read my Bible each morning.  Friends, this is something that I’ve struggled with for years!  YEARS!  I just couldn’t seem to find time, nor energy to get up earlier than normal and get in some quiet time.  With Pete working a side job this winter I’ve been able to get myself out of bed and get my coffee and quiet time in before the little ones get up.  {I have to confess that this conviction for quiet time was initiated by the song “When the Crazy Kicks In, by Francesca Battistelli.  There’s a line in there that says “to hit the ground, running’s a temptation – But I have learned this lesson the hard way – A little time with You, the only way to get me through the day” and I have found it to be so true! }  This is when I can also focus on cleaning, organizing, crafting and designing!  3 of the 4 I love to do!  Can you guess which one I don’t love to do!  Ha ha!  February is also “the hump” month in mind of winter.  After this it’s all downhill and will soon get warmer.  “Soon” being a relative term.

Let me give you a mini list of some of the new things I’ve been able to have my hand in that the farm is doing this year:

–          Raw milk Cow Share Program – SOOO excited for this one!

–          New Buying Club times and locations – hoping to reach more folks with our products

–          State College Monthly delivery!  – Yep, we’re going to State College with our fresh chicken and more!

–          Ridgway Buying Club – Instead of doing the Ridgway Farmers Market this season we’re planning on doing a Buying Club style for our local customers!

These are the big ones that are coming to mind.  Additionally, I hope to expand my sales of Tupperware and other craft items this season.  I’m working on all of the above!

All that being said, I have to ask that you would be a prayer partner with us this season.  Pray that God would bless Heritage Farm as He deems best, and that we would be able to reach more people with the His Story for His Glory.  That’s why we do what we do.  It’s all for Him.  We are blessed enough to be His servants. 

Till we talk again!

DSCN2842 The boys wore matching outfits that day

 

 

DSCN2845Patrick loving his Pork Chop bones!!

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