What Really Gets Your Goat?

We had an impossible moment of baby cuteness at Fair Shares this morning. Granted, with Fiona working here now, we have many impossible moments of baby cuteness, but today we got a special dose when St. Isidore farmer Bob Lober showed up with a mama goat and three kids in the bed of his truck. Aww, we want one!

The baby goats are two-weeks old today, and Bob was bringing them to give to someone who didn't show up. "How many do you want?" he asked...

Tempting as it was, we refrained and just took in as much preciousness as our camera phones could handle.

Mama goat enjoyed a few weeds from our parking lot and a couple of the babies had a nibble.

Then we said goodbye and got back to the harse, cold reality of writing a newsletter, weighing kale, arugula, mushrooms, lolla rossa, and mizuna, counting leeks, and sorting and organizing. Sigh... 

But at least we still get to keep our regular dose of baby cuteness.

Tip: Remove the tops from your root vegetables

Woo woo. Take it off baby! When you receive root veggies with the greens attached, it's important to remove the tops from the roots. The greens are edible if they're in good shape--yes, even radish greens--and don't think that just because they are wilted that they are not good. They are just thirsty! Why?...Read more


We are very happy to have our products included in shares through Fair Shares.  The folks at Fair Shares have set-up a great distribution schedule that works with smaller scale local farmers taking into account weekly and seasonal limitations in harvesting. The staff at Fair Shares are easy to work with, being both friendly and professional.  They have been very straightforward about their needs and those that the share members represent. We look forward to growing with Fair Shares!

Bobbi Sandwisch, Live Springs Farm, Carrollton, IL 100% Grassfed Beef, Pasture-Raised Pork, Chicken, and Eggs