Hot shoeing -Jasper is not bothered, but Carats got hot shoes for the first time (normally just cold shoes) and it was hilarious! He was just standing there half asleep while Ryan took his old shoes off and trimmed his feet, then Ryan put the hot shoe on and the smoke started to waft up and Carats kind of opened one eye and was like, sniff.

Sniff Sniff. Both eyes.

What is that? Sniff Sniff.

Do you smell that? Sniiiiiiiif.

I think something’s burning.

Wait. Is that–is that my foot??


I won’t be at the market next Saturday but I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 11 am  with:

baby turmeric (whole plant), the last of the chestnuts, the last of the squash, the last of the okra, carola and huckleberry gold potatoes potatoes, eggplant + mini eggplant.

I will also miss Saturday, October 7 market.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin, flat iron,  brisket, eye of round roasts, boneless  chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, rump roast, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

It’s time to dig sweet potatoes and that’s what I’ll be starting on Sunday. Dug 2 crates last Sunday and they’re curing, so they’ll be ready in one more week.

When I come back to the market on September 30, I’ll have arugula, spinach, lettuce, napa cabbage, turmeric, sweet potatoes…

this is arugula (in the hoop house), 7 days after planting:


spinach seedlings, also 7 days old:


the first time I ever grew spinach, when it came up I thought it was grass and I hoed it dead.


Oh victory, the tomato hoop is done. I pushed all the vines out with the tractor and I’ll till it and put down drip next week.


I made chestnut-maple dressing for my salad with roasted chestnuts 🙂  🙂  🙂


See you tomorrow!