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Farmer Friday

I'm not sure if the weatherman could change his mind any more than he did this week, it had me spinning my wheels. At first I thought we'd have a whole week to cut hay. That changed several times in the forecast, in the end we had nice weather from Friday through Wednesday afternoon.
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Cutting Hay
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Cutting hay went fairly well, as did raking. When we started baling, I started spinning wheels. We borrowed a neighbors small square baler, and wagons from another neighbor. I'm grateful for such awesome friends. The baler was parked in a barn a few years ago, and hasn't seen daylight since. It's a bit on the older side, but in great condition considering it was mad between 1968-1977. The first afternoon it baled well, the ground was a little soft, so we were spinning wheels in a few spots. At one point we were close to stuck, luckily we were able to pull ourselves forward using the tractor bucket. We baled the first field on Sunday with only a few glitches.
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Monday we mowed more and tried to bale, the machine was very finicky and didn't want to work, I spent several hours changing timing, and making adjustments, just as is started to work a bearing disintegrated. At this point one of our helpers asked how I hadn't lost my temper yet.
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Tuesday I spent much of the day locating the bearing, and driving out to Middleburg. Late afternoon we installed the bearing and got the machine up and running just in time for dark.
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Wednesday was looking good, I raked the hay, got the baler going after a little more tweeking, it was running great. Then the rain came! Fortunately we got less than the moisture from a heavy dew and the hay was still ok.
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Thursday we got a good start on raking as soon as the dew dried off. Raked the fields twice each to make sure the hay was good and dry. As soon as we started baling the rain came down in buckets.
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Luckily we got most of the hay we cut baled, whats left will likely be round baled and used for pig bedding. .
Moral of the story, we need to purchase our own equipment preferably newer machinery, and never give up.
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#nyfarm #farmerfriday #makinghay

I've been meaning to post a pic of the finished barn. This may be a boring picture to most... But it is very important to our farm! #organicfarming #buildabarn #bigasshenhouse #nyfarm

Here is an alpaca kissing me yesterday. I look insane and weird but don't even care. #ilovealpacas #farming #photoshoot #alpaca #nyfarm

Joan and Kyle have been busy making soups, salsas, salads and so many other yummy goodies to fill out cooler. #lansingfarm #fieldnotesny #farmfresh #farmlife #nyfarm

Guess who got a new sign?? #holmesteadhops #nyhops #nycraftbeer #hops #nyfarm

Deep Roots Farm moving on up to Hudson ny.
The farm is so big it doesn't even all fit in this pic. So excited to get started . We already planted a 150 ft Greenhouse with greens, and are beginning to start high production microgreens in the small 50 ft Greenhouse.
Follow us and watch our farm grow from scratch.. catch us this winter @thesouk Farmers market in Piermont , Chappaqua Farmers market and bedford hills Farmers market
#deeprootsfarmny #hudson #nyfarm

From Creek to River! North Arm.Swipe for more.
#creek#nyfarm#australia#aftertherain

MOST RECENT

End of an Era
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I’ve been driving my current truck since 2006. I purchased my 2003 2500HD with 22,000 miles. Friday she cleared 270,000 just before the transfer case broke. It’s not worth spending thousands of dollars to fix her up. It's an end of an era!
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We’ve been through a ton together. Hundreds of thousands of miles, thousands of miles hauling animals, feed and hay. She’s hauled construction materials, and debris. Watched our children grow, but its about time for her to go. She’s been good to me and help up through a lot of hard work. I’ve dinged, and dented her, and she keeps going.
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I’ve thought long and hard about fixing her up, or buying another truck. A shinny new expensive ride, or sink a bunch of money into this one. I’ve looked at 5-10 year old trucks, they are so expensive it makes no sense not to purchase brand new. The $60,000 price tag on a new truck comes with a huge monthly payment, the money would be much better invested into the farm.
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After searching long and hard I’ve decided to find a classic truck 1980-2000, a little older, but in good shape, something that we can buy outright. An older truck is usually easier and less expensive to fix and I can do most of the work.
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I currently have my eye on 2-3 trucks, one sticks out that I really like and hope to hear back from the owner soon.
End of an Era Sale
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We are going to sell enough CSAs and pre-ordered meat in the next couple of days to purchase this truck outright.
Free Home Delivery or Free 13th Month:
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CSA Subscriptions paid in full by the end of August will include free home delivery or a 13th month for farm pick up. Link in BIO
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#farmlife #nyfarm #farmtruck #2500hd #gmc #endoftheroad #CSAsale #meatsale #pasturedmeats #pastureraised #meatsubscription #homedelivery #nyfarms #farmtotable #westwindacres #meatCSA #meatsubscription #csa #grassfedbeef #redwattle #GMOfree #farm #healthysaratoga #alloveralbany #saratogasprings #enjoytroy #keepalbanyboring #eatlocal #farmlove #farmer @west_wind_acres

Lower Cross Farm is a great place to ride! We are located in Northern NJ and not to far from Rockland County! We have great lesson horses that are trained for all different skill levels. We have two riding arenas one indoor and one outdoor. We do jumping with in your lesson every other week depending on your skill level. We were awarded the Best Barn in Bergen for 2017! To get more info or to book your lesson email us at lowercrosshorsefarm@ gmail.com #nj #bergencounty #ny #barn #farm #stable #ridinglessons #lowercrossfarm #njstatefair #sussexcountyfair #rocklandcounty #nybarn #nyfarm #njfarm #njbarn #horses #pony #saddleriver #bestofbergen2017

Come see us at the track in the Saratoga pavilion from 10:30-5 or at the Spa-City Farmers Market from 10-3. Get your maple on #mwf #maplecandy #mapleleaf #saratogaracetrack #saratoga #nyfarm #nymaple #asarasi #asarasiwater #farmersmarket

Wow!!
No filter
Zinnia
@hastingsfarmersmarket @eastchesterfarmersmarket @augustwren we have some really cool colors of zinnias this week. And are now featuring celosia in all our bouquets
Flowers this week
Feverfew, single stem sunflowers, sunflower bouquets, wildflowers, zinnias, celosia, marigolds
#zinnias #dahliaflower #deeprootsfarmny #organic #fresh #local #organic #organicfarm #organiclife #farmersmarket #youngfarmers #columbiacounty #hudsonny #nyfarm

Underneath the canopy in the okra forest.
Thought this looked like a picture of a trail in the woods.

#redokra #burgundy #carminesplendor #okra #fresh #local #organic #organicfarm #organiclife #hastingsny #hastingsonhudson #newyork #nyfarm #youngfarmers #organicfarmers

Jack's first mirror pic 🐴😂💁🏻 amazing trail ride adventure with my babe yesterday 🐴❤️

Summer gatherings

Beans by the pound or bushel, green, yellow or flat. #lansingfarm #farmfresh #waxbeans #greenbeans #flatbeans #smallfarm #familyfarm #nyfarm

Farmer Friday

I'm not sure if the weatherman could change his mind any more than he did this week, it had me spinning my wheels. At first I thought we'd have a whole week to cut hay. That changed several times in the forecast, in the end we had nice weather from Friday through Wednesday afternoon.
.
Cutting Hay
.
Cutting hay went fairly well, as did raking. When we started baling, I started spinning wheels. We borrowed a neighbors small square baler, and wagons from another neighbor. I'm grateful for such awesome friends. The baler was parked in a barn a few years ago, and hasn't seen daylight since. It's a bit on the older side, but in great condition considering it was mad between 1968-1977. The first afternoon it baled well, the ground was a little soft, so we were spinning wheels in a few spots. At one point we were close to stuck, luckily we were able to pull ourselves forward using the tractor bucket. We baled the first field on Sunday with only a few glitches.
.
Monday we mowed more and tried to bale, the machine was very finicky and didn't want to work, I spent several hours changing timing, and making adjustments, just as is started to work a bearing disintegrated. At this point one of our helpers asked how I hadn't lost my temper yet.
.
Tuesday I spent much of the day locating the bearing, and driving out to Middleburg. Late afternoon we installed the bearing and got the machine up and running just in time for dark.
.
Wednesday was looking good, I raked the hay, got the baler going after a little more tweeking, it was running great. Then the rain came! Fortunately we got less than the moisture from a heavy dew and the hay was still ok.
.
Thursday we got a good start on raking as soon as the dew dried off. Raked the fields twice each to make sure the hay was good and dry. As soon as we started baling the rain came down in buckets.
.
Luckily we got most of the hay we cut baled, whats left will likely be round baled and used for pig bedding. .
Moral of the story, we need to purchase our own equipment preferably newer machinery, and never give up.
.
.
.
.
.
#nyfarm #farmerfriday #makinghay

All the #sunflowers

Joan and Kyle have been busy making soups, salsas, salads and so many other yummy goodies to fill out cooler. #lansingfarm #fieldnotesny #farmfresh #farmlife #nyfarm

Do something you can feel good about in so many ways: eat, drink, and support local small businesses and farmers in the process.
PS: This is my lunch. Sorry, not for sale.

#eatlocal #drinklocal #smb #tasteny #nyfarm #organic #vegetables #coffee #oils #stonybrookoils #evergreenfarm #csa #lunch

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