Merry Christmas from Hidden Springs Farms
Hi to Everyone & Merry Christmas,
It's hard to believe that it is December already. Another year is almost over. We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their friends and families. I will admit, it is much quieter around the farm now that the turkeys are all gone. I've heard from many of our customers that purchased a turkey from us this year and everyone gave high marks!
The weather has been typical Tennessee weather. One day sunny and 70 and the next day, cold, windy, and temps in the 30's. We've had a considerable amount of rain and honestly, my goats all informed me that they were moving to South Texas and I said I'd go with them. Goats don't like rain and neither do I.
We had a wonderful time at the Christmas Sampler in Springfield the beginning of November and were happy to see so many of your there. Our goat's milk soap was a big hit and we met many new friends. If you are starting your Christmas shopping, don't forget our wonderful soaps. You can order right on our website (or if you are local, just give us a call) and we have a special gift for our readers who order online. If you order $25.00 or more between Dec. 1st and Dec. 15th, enter the promotion code Merry and you'll receive $5.00 off. That's like getting a free bar of soap or a free jar of Gardener's salve. Also, we have a new program that is a perfect gift: Our Soap of the Month Club. You can sign up for 3, 6, or 12 months and have the option for 2 bars or 3 bars of soap sent to you OR a friend each month. You can download details by clicking here. We will send a card announcing your gift and take care of the shipping each month. If you have questions about the program after reviewing the details, just email us.
We often get visitors at the farm and usually enjoy having them. This little fellow was not quite so welcome. Going out to close the door to the chicken coop one night after dark, I turned the corner and ran right into him. Not sure who was more scared, me or him. Anyways, our son set a trap right outside the chicken coop, and sure enough, he was captured. I don't want to share my eggs with a opossum. No worries, we do catch and release, so he was "relocated".
Right after Christmas, we will have two new additions to the farm. Pearl and Little Bitty, two percentage Belgian Blue heifers will be coming from Missouri. (well, technically, they are bred heifers and once they deliver their calves, they will be called Cows....I'm am still learning my Cow Terminology.) Belgian Blue are very muscular cows. We're excited and of course, will keep you posted on how thing are going. Here's a photo of Little Bitty:
In January, we will be listing our 2012 Workshop & Class Schedule. We have lots of exciting workshops & classes planned for you. We will also have information on our Poultry CSA, Egg CSA, and more. We are excited about the New Year!
In closing, we want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy,Happy New Year! We appreciate all of you and the support and friendship you've given us. We have met so many wonderful people and love what we are doing. Have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
The Staff of Hidden Springs Farms