Wow, just wow it's already March 2018 and things are in serious need of an update around here. First we’d like to offer a belated Happy New Year to everyone following this blog as well as all new Must Bee Kiddin’ Farm customers and friends. As we hang a new 2018 calendar on the wall it's hard to believe we’re heading into our fourth year on Must Bee Kiddin’ Farm. It’s sometimes hard to wrap our heads around that this farming journey started over three years ago, but we've come so far and yet have so far to go.
Something we have to remind ourselves is that this is a marathon and not a sprint. It is hard when things get going fast and furious. The life cycles come and go, ebb and flow with every honey harvest, goat kid born and peep from a newly hatched chick. Yes, the days come and go, but the cycle always renews. Living this rhythm so close to nature, grounded, it's easy to forget the virtual world. Not such a bad thing and probably one of the primary reasons we started our farming journey. Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and we both can honestly say that we’re having a great time building Must Bee Kiddin’ Farm and meeting so many other people along the way.
Nothing beats the satisfaction we get from contributing to the expansion of our locally grown food network and making locally bred and adapted livestock available to others in our county’s agricultural community. We enjoy meeting so many others that share this passion for getting closer to their food production and supporting a healthy and humane food production system. If you’re a new MBK Farm customer or friend and are finding this farm blog for the first time, thank you and we hope you enjoy.
So for a little update, 2018 started rough. After finishing a wonderful holiday season and looking forward to getting back to work on the farm we had a pretty significant setback. We spent January building good momentum on clearing a new section of Must Bee Kiddin’ Farm in order to build a buck goat holding area. Things were going smoothly until January 25th. Yep, this was the day a negligent driver careened off the blacktop road paralleling the farm’s front fence, knocking the front ten acre perimeter fencing out of production for the next twelve days. We are happy to report no serious bodily injury occurred to human or livestock, but such a sudden event of that proportion does tend to kill momentum. Needless to say, the buck pen is still under construction.
That’s how 2018 started for us on Must Bee Kiddin’ Farm and we hope all y’all are having a better start to your 2018. Sure, there’s more adventure and high jinks to our 2018, much too much for a single blog post reveal. Again, Happy New Year, we hope you check back for more farm fun.
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