Spring is Here????
Leg of Lamb available for holiday celebrations
Hello Friends of Leyden Glen Lamb:
We have made it through another winter up here in the hills of Leyden. It was a cold one and we are looking forward to some warm days. We are still lighting the woodstove every evening and this week it was downright freezing. What a tease spring is - wouldn’t you agree? Last week it was in the high 60’s and now this.
We have had an excellent lambing season. It’s still going on with lots more lambs expected from the yearling ewes. Over two hundred new babies have arrived on Leyden Glen Farm since New Years Day. Before we know it, it will be time to wean the lambs from the mamas and they will all move out onto the fresh green grass.
Here are some photos from this year’s lambing season.
This year, Mark had lambing help from Hannah Sol (she and her partner Joe own Everyday Farm) and Samantha Wood. Both Hannah and Sam have their own sheep and help out to get lots of hands-on lambing experience. There really is nothing like hands-on real life experience. Our resident long time (since 1981) sheep farmer Mark enjoys passing on his vast knowledge to new farmers. Speaking of - here he is…..
This is Hannah of Everyday Farm from Gill.
This is Sam with her four dairy sheep….. She is hoping to start milking her ewes and making sheep milk cheese next year. Yum!
Here is Sadie, one of our two Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dogs. She lives with the sheep and protects them from the coyotes. She does an amazing job. Her brother Beau lives at our farmhouse and will definitely welcome you if you come to buy lamb.
We are well stocked with Bone-In Legs of Lamb for Easter and Passover. Roasting a leg is very easy to do and makes an excellent feast. Just make sure you have a meat thermometer so that you cook it to the temperature you want. The legs weigh between 4 and 5 1/2 pounds.
In this video, Jamie shows you how to roast a leg of lamb. It’s easy-peasy and delicious……
If you would like to pick up a leg of lamb or any other cuts, give us a call (Farm Phone 413-774-6514) or call or text Kristin at 413-325-5718 and we can set up a time.
Lastly, the Amherst Farmers Market on the Common begins April 23rd. We are looking forward to seeing our market friends again! We have just heard that the market will be on the grass on the Common in a new set-up that the Town of Amherst has just approved. Yippee!
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!
Mark and Kristin