Early Autumn Leyden Glen Farm News
Hello Friends of Leyden Glen Farm:
Here we are at the beginning of autumn 2021. It’s been a heck of a couple of years in this world. We feel so fortunate to be living here on this farm in the hills of beautiful western Massachusetts amongst nature and all that there is to do on this farm and in our creative lives.
This week, we were surprised by a new set of triplets. The normal lambing season is January to March but this ewe decided otherwise.
Although autumn brings the end to most farm’s growing seasons, on a livestock farm the chores and the growth never stops. The sheep will continue to graze until the grass stops growing. In November, they will move to their winter barns. In December, the first early lambs will be born and the cycle will begin again. After this past two years of the Pandemic, Mark and I count ourselves so fortunate to have our animals and natural surroundings to ground us in what is good in life. I hope you have found something to ground yourself with as we all wait for what is next.
In the meantime, sharing and cooking good food is an excellent way to show your loved ones that you care for them. We are blessed to be able to share the fruits of our farm with you all. We’ll be at the Amherst Farmers Market every Saturday now through just before Thanksgiving. Stop by and pick up some of our delicious lamb to store in your freezer for winter meals. There is so much fantastic food that our fellow vendors produce. You won’t leave empty handed.
Need a new recipe for lamb? Here are a couple I’ve found that sound worth trying.
This recipe for Lamb Meatballs with Pecan Romesco is featured in the new issue of Bon Appetit. It sounds promising.
We have been making tacos this summer. They are easy and quick. This recipe again from Bon Appetit - Lamb Keema Tacos - has an Indian flavor vibe. Definitely going to try them.
Hope to see some of you at the Amherst Farmers Market Saturday from 8-1:30.
Kristin and Mark