What do farmers and Ranchers do in the dark of winter? Plan dream and plan some more. As 2017 gets under way so do the yearly farm plans. Although I love gardening our customers are driving us to focus more on the protein end of our farm. There are few farms/ranches in the area that are able to offer beef in small portions and pkgs. We are pushing ahead with the plan of offering turkeys for thanksgiving and adding in stewing hens. We still have pygmy goats and love the joy they bring us. Do to life getting in the way we were unable to open the pumpkin patch last year. This year we hope that to have it up and running in full swing come October. The pygmy kids that were born the beginning of January are now bouncing like ping pong balls around their pen and the tomato's seeds have been planted looking forward too spring.