Possum Tales

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Grounded Women Feature

This blog and photographs are the work of Lise Metzger.  You can read the first post in the series below or here.  The other two can be read directly on her Grounded Women website here and here.   Lise's photography work can be seen here.   The Grand Experiment: Jennie Kahly Part 1 April 6,…

Babies On the Farm

Spring Spring Spring!   This is definitely the most fun time on the farm.  We have babies everywhere-chicken babies, goat kids, calves and baby bunnies.  Getting up at midnight to check on the chicks in the brooder is not so bad when you get to observe fluffy balls thriving in their comfortable…

Possum Tales-We have an On-line Store-Spread the word

We are about to start our 5th season on the farm.  I am surprised by how much easier some things have gotten.  Our yearly planning sessions take less time because we have a broader understanding of what kinds of time,energetic, asset and emotional commitments we are making.  Each year we have a…

January News- Pittsburgh and DC Area Deliveries

Our Exciting News-Possum sightings in Falls Church VA and Pittsburgh PA We will be making a meat delivery into Falls Church, VA on Friday January 29th.  Meat will be available for pick up from 4:30pm-????  Contact us if you would like to be added to our Falls Church e-mail list and/or place an…

Thanksgiving Turkeys and Dog Snacks

AAAAAHHHHHH!!! The woodstove is burning and bone broth is simmering on the stove.  We are cultivating “hygge” here.  People wonder how we can stand the winters in Terra Alta. It is all a matter of perception.  We brave the cold and wind gusts to go and care for the hens and cattle twice a day.  But,…

Possum Tales- October

  Happy October “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Our family has been enjoying the harvest!  We canned 80 jars of applesauce and slices, a bunch of dried apple slices,  50 jars of peaches, and made apple and pumpkin pies from…

Possum Tales-Questions to Ask your Meat Farmer

Questions to ask your Meat Farmer How long are the animals on their farm?   Our CNG cattle have been on our farm for over 2 years.  At this point the CNG cattle will have been born and raised on our farm.  We raise a couple of Non-CNG cattle that have been raised on a neighbor's farm under…

Possum Tales July

We have had lots of family visiting over the last month.  It has been a blessing to have them close and watch them discover life on the farm.  I am very grateful to be able to focus all of my attention back to the farm, including getting this letter out to you!  Brian’s attention never wavered from…

Poultry and Beef Orders

2015 Poultry Order Form We FINALLY finished the Poultry order form.  We hope the design is more user friendly this year.  Just print this flyer and mail it in with your deposit.  If you have any issues with the flyer or filling it out, please call us.   We will have fewer butcher days this year.…

Spring Fever on the Farm

Beef Our big beef news is that we are about to install a cattle handling facility.  We are super excited about this improvement.  It means that we will be able to weigh our cattle as they grow, helping us to improve the quality of meat by providing data to help us decide when an animal is ready to…
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