Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday greeting.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from all the folks at Premier!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Big Winter Storm

Wow- what a storm! Over Tuesday and Wednesday we had close to 8" of snow and then a blizzard warning to top off the snow. Tuesday the farm crew spent preparing for the storm. We secured barn doors, closed building curtains, put out big round bales for wind breaks, filled our bird feeders and made sure that our waterer systems and heaters were all functioning. If you called in late Tuesday afternoon to the store and didn't reach anyone, we apologize but most of us left early to get home before dark.

Wednesday the brunt of the storm hit and again if you called in and got a winter storm message, we apologize but almost all of us were drifted in. Thursday was clean up day. All in all everything made it through just fine.

Filling some of our many bird feeders on Tuesday prior to the storm.

From Thursday after the storm had passed.

Testing a product that will use solar power or AC power to create and keep an opening on a pond for our ducks and fish. Ultimately we'd like to have a pond opening created that will allow livestock all winter access to drink.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Turning out rams

Over the past couple of days the farm crew has been crutching ewes with our shearing machine in preparation for breeding. They have turned rams out at the East Farm into our pasture lambing ewes. We are exposing 400 ewes and 200 ewe lambs.

Even our ducks and geese enjoy our PortaTrough, not just our sheep and goats!