This page contains news, event information, and other items added by myself, the intrepid farmer-in-process at Old 99. I send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.
You can send me questions too, which if they are of a general nature, I can post to this Old99 blog.
Old 99 Farm, week of Aug 7 2017
Just a reminder the day before our market day here at O99.
All the same increasing choice of veggies as last week, and meats, eggs, some berries (blackberry, currants and aronia)
Cami and I took 2 yr old laying hens to the butcher on wed and now have 50 stewing hens in the freezer, avg weight about 2lb. Special this week, 10% off.
Fresh flock of laying hens will take a week or two to settle in and get up to full production.
Links to climate issue:
Why do we humans have such capacity for denial of reality? where it’s abrupt climate change, speeding, smoking, or just eating too much? Here’s a theory, less than 10 years old and what to do about it in our own situations. Dr Ajit Varki at UCal San Diego
And here is update on species extinction, (which matters to all of us because all of nature is an interconnected web of life). Extinction Event Gains Momentum
Ian and Cami
PS see the Local Food Summit, an on-line event from aug 6 to 16, free, 50 speakers, podcasts, good links to how local food production (that would be including your own backyard!) is very important.