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.
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Week of Oct 21st, 2012
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Please see end paragraph on latest climate research summary.
Pork is in, I am pleased with the yield and selection of cuts from my butcher, John Mediema at Gourmet Meats.
Kittens. I have 6 lovely 7 week old kittens needing good homes. Free.
As of Oct 21st, I can offer the following crops: potatoes, tomatoes (should be last week) basil, chard, kale, carrots, onions, baby lettuces, parsley (two types), mizuna, arugula and hot and green peppers.
I am adding a beef; have 3 quarters available which I expect to fill in late October.
Free range broiler chicken are sold out.
Oven-ready roast duck is sold out, but will have goose November 8th. Still taking deposits as long as supply lasts.
Lamb, have two lambs in the freezer now. Dorset breed.
Pork, two pigs, 6 months old, in the freezer. Tamworth breed.
My flock is producing about 35 doz a week, 80% large sized. I sell mixed size dozens that weigh at least 672 grams, the ‘large’ size dozen, and Extra Large, 770gm plus carton.
New offering as of early August, raw honey, liquid and comb type. From bees working on Old 99 farm!
CONCLUSION (from Joe Romm, http://thinkprogress.org)
“The possibility that unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases would not do unimaginable harm to humanity has become vanishingly small. That’s because:
- We remain near the worst-case emissions pathways
- There is little prospect of major national or global action any times soon (thank you, deniers)
- Many impacts are coming faster than the models projected, and
- The overwhelming majority of the scientific literature in the past 5 years has been more dire than the 2007 IPCC report, which itself was more than enough motivation for the overwhelming majority of climate scientists and countries to call for urgent action to reduce emissions.
And I haven’t even discussed the many, many studies that suggest in fact carbon-cycle feedbacks (like the defrosting tundra) are almost all positive (amplifying) and yet largely ignored in most climate models."
See the whole article at: