Farm Happenings at Barr Farms
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Farm Happenings at Barr Farms

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
We think the chicken processing went well!   it was a long drive but worth it to get all of out birds done at once.    as far as our pastures are going, they have never looked so green in August!    Too much rain is hard for the organic vegetable operation but it is a dream for... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
We think the chicken processing went well!   it was a long drive but worth it to get all of out birds done at once.    as far as our pastures are going, they have never looked so green in August!    Too much rain is hard for the organic vegetable operation but it is a dream for... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
This week is the first of September!   School is underway, and hopefully the nights and days are cooling down significantly.   August was a strange month for sure....so much rain.    All the rain made the tomatoes go down hill super fast.   We are hopeful to have a few more weeks... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 25, 2020

Posted on August 23rd, 2020
Lots of variety again this week.   Spaghetti squash and green beans making their appearance.   Also, Swiss chard is coming back, though our fall greens are looking really rough right now due to bugs and TOO MUCH RAIN.   We are still super wet and looking for a break so we can plant some... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 25, 2020

Posted on August 23rd, 2020
Well, we had to switch our chicken processors this week.   On Wednesday we go up to Central Illinois Poultry Processing about 4.5 hours away.   They had ONE available processing date between now and October and it was the date we needed!!!   Otherwise we would not have been able to harvest... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 18, 2020

Posted on August 16th, 2020
Still no news from our chicken processor this week.   We are waiting to see what will happen with our Chicken harvest date for the middle of next week.   hopefully, we will have plenty of fresh birds and cut ups for you.   The cut up part is so labor intensive that we might not get as... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 18, 2020

Posted on August 14th, 2020
We are getting drenched by rain this last week!    Its fairly rare for August to be this wet.   flash flood type events are never good for the crops.    Some of our fall plantings are able to soak it up but some others are totally saturated, and some seeds are not germinating... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 11, 2020

Posted on August 9th, 2020
Well we heard some bad news from our chicken processor last week.   Nearly the entire crew at the chicken processing plant we use has quit in the last two weeks.   This affected us a little because we weren't able to get as many cut up parts (breast, etc) done as we would like.   But some... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 11, 2020

Posted on August 9th, 2020
Its an interesting week!   Cantaloupe, melons and butternut and acorn squash are all options for the box this week.   We planted an early patch of the winter squash to see what happened.   we were mostly hoping to get spaghetti squash going, but it failed.   instead we have these... read more »