Well there went 2017. What a rough year in the since of farming 2017 winter was harsh not as far as cold and snow but wet and foggy. It felt as though we would never see the sun. The cattle literally did not put on weight they used all their energy to stay warm. then the vegetables so wet and soggy we couldn't plant on time. Then came May and the sun finally began to shine only to find by June it was so hot that the grass was already drying up and it was to hot to keep the veggies weeded. Then the turkeys yes the turkeys by taking others advice(which I know better) I purchased the broad breasted birds a month early well by mid October they were dying as they were just to big and their internal organs couldn't handle the growth we lost 17 birds before harvest in early November not to mention we had several birds that weighed 30lbs now that's a large turkey. Have to say even though they were very large it didn't change the flavor they were so good. Oh I can't forget to mention that our beef USDA processing plant closed their doors so we now turn to another way of marketing our beef. Life is never dull. Looking forward to new adventures in 2018.