Pumpkin . . . Fall 2011

Pumpkin . . . Fall 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Foundation Ewes and Rams/Lamb Sale 2011

As promised a few weeks ago I am beginning to upload photo's of our breeding sheep (Ewes and Rams). Here are the photo's of Our Rams and the names of our ewes bred to them:

Lennie (FKR 10W)

-Elizabeth (Liz) (LF178S)
-Sarabella (FKR6U)
-Pumpkin (LF121R)
-Tolkie (LF200S)
-Elena (LF172S)
-Manon (LF157S)
-Pip (LF205S)

Hun (FKR 21W)

-Lil' Snugs

Woden (LF 458X)

-Helen (FKR4T)
-Bee Bee

I am keeping (If I get one:) a Spotted Moorit Ewe lamb out of Pumpkin and a Ewe lamb out of Elena. Over the last four breeding seasons Elena has given me twin ram lambs so I don't have any girls from her yet and won't be able to part with any born this year. If you are interested in any of the lambs from the above sire's - please contact me preferably by phone at: (207) 726-4765. I can then provide you information on the breeding behind my ewes. We are breeding here for Health, fine fleeces, great temperaments, ease of lambing and milkiness. Here are some photo's of our beautiful ewes and the results of our breeding program over the last four years:

Please note . . . . . if there is no registration number behind a ewe name . . . . Registrations are pending for many of my sheep. All of my sheep are the results of the original 8 sheep purchased from The Lavender Fleece in 2006. My original ram sire registration numbers were (LF112R) and (LF201S).

Buy local . . . .Eat well . . . .

Availabilities for 3/4

Please phone or e-mail orders to me by tomorrow evening. Milk from Olde Sow Farm will not be available this week as Jessika and Dante are expecting a baby any day now:)

Thanks for all your orders!

Tide Mill Organic Farm:

Certified Organic, Maine Raised Produce

Produce Bag...A selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables $10.00 each
Chantenay Carrots from The Crown of Maine $2.50 per lb
Beets from The Crown of Maine $2.50 per lb
Yukon Gold potatoes from Misty Meadows Farm $2.00 per lb
Russet potatoes $2.00 per lb
Red Potatoes $2.00 per lb
Bulk Potatoes. 5 lb bags of any variety $7.50 per bag
Sweet Dumpling squash from Peacemeal Farm $2.00 per lb

Certified Organic Pasture Raised Dairy

Ricotta, Made by Garden Side Dairy with TMOF milk...NOW AVAILABLE FRESH UPON REQUEST
$6.50 per lb
Order your whole milk yogurt from Tide Mill Creamery! Contact Rachel at 733-7533 or tidemillcreamery@gmail.com
Whole, raw milk in 1/2 Gallon Glass Ball Jars $2.75 per 1/2 gallon
Whole, Raw Milk (in a Recyclable plastic pint) $2.00 per pint
Whole, Raw Milk in Recyclable Plastic Gallon Jugs $5.50 /gallon
Whole, raw milk in Recyclable Plastic 1/2 Gallon Jugs $3.00 per half gallon

Certified Organic Meat

For our meats: If you buy 25 lbs or more you get a .25 cents per pound discount. Buying 50 lbs gets you a discount of $.50 per pound.
CHICKEN...Available frozen only
Chicken Necks (2-4 lb bags) $2.00 /lb
Chicken hearts $4.00 per lb
Chicken Livers (~1.0 lb bags) $4.00 per lb


Whole turkey $4.50 per lb
Drumsticks. 2-4 per package $4.00 per lb
Wings, 4-6 per package $4.00 per lb


Ground beef $5.00 per lb
Stew Meat $6.50 per lb
Tenderloin Steaks $15.00 per lb
NY Strip Steaks $14.00 per lb
Ribeye $13.00 per lb
NY Sirloin Steaks $11.00 per lb
Sirloin Tip Steaks $10.00 per lb
THICK STEAKS (2") choose from the cuts above $11-$15 per lb
Beef Liver $3.00 per lb
Short Ribs $6.00 per lb
Prime Rib Roasts, approximately 3 lbs $13.00 per lb
Beef Roasts (top round, sirloin) $6.00 per lb
Soup Bones .5-1 lb packages of a cross section of marrow bone and meat $3.00 per lb
Suet (Beef Fat) Great for feeding birds and for making soap $1.00 per lb


Pork Chops $8.00 per lb
Thick Pork Chops $8.00 per lb
Country Ribs $8.00 per lb
Pork Rack of Ribs $6.00 per lb
Pork Sausage (please specify breakfast, garlic or hot) $8.00 per lb
Pork Loin Roast $8.00 per lb
Ground pork $7.00 per lb
Ham Hocks $3.00 per lb
Bacon Ends $5.00 per lb
Nitrate-free Smoked Ham Roasts $8.50 per lb
Nitrate-free Smoked Ham Steaks $9.00 per lb
Nitrate-free Smoked Bacon $11.00 per lb
Nitrate-free Canadian Bacon (~.30lb per package) $16.00 per lb
Leaf Lard $2.00 per lb
Fat Back $1.00 per lb

Tide Mill Creamery:

Whole Milk Yogurt, made with Tide Mill Organic Farm's cow milk

$5.00 per guart

Garlic Dill Fromage Blanc, made with Tide Mill Organic Farm's cow milk $5

Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Fromage Blanc, made with Tide Mill Organic Farm's cow milk $5

Olde Sow Farm:

A message from Olde Sow Farm~

Well as some of you know the time for Jess to have our 6th child is
approaching, and you know if it was up to her she would have the baby
even while she was milking if she had to, tough resiliant and a very
hard worker. I want Jess to take these last few moments before the
birth of the baby to relax and make this the best experience for her.
I also want to take advantage of school break to install the new
milking system in the barn. (Which will make her life and any
volunteers attempts easier) We are going to take this next week off
from milk /yogurt orders as a result, and the following week if need
be. We still welcome any sausage orders as I can take care of those
and get those orders dropped off as usual. I hope all the customers
understand the situation. We want to welcome this new life with the
least amount of stress as possible, and I want Jess to take it easy.
I hope you and the customers understand. I will be in touch by
Wednesday to update the status regarding next weeks available

Olde Sow Farm Artisan Sausage
These are made according to my recipes, with spices that I grind and
mix for the butcher, with pork from our Heritage Pigs! $8/lb bulk
sausage in approximately 1 lb packages.
* Dante's Hot Italian
* Sweet Italian
* Maine Maple Breakfast
* Chorizo
* Bratwurst

Please return all glass jars and lids so they can be sterilized and reused! Thank You

Buy local . . . . Eat Well . . .

Friday, February 11, 2011

Noi Genetics . . . The Results

Busy right now skirting fleeces for the mill. Came across Lil' Snugs fleece. It is just as beautiful as the above photo:)

This is one of my foundation ewes. She is out of my Noison and Manon.

Buy local . . . . eat well . . . .

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Icelandic Sheep Breeding Stock for Sale 2011

Our lambs will be arriving in about two months and most of my ewes are beginning to show:)

After four years of establishing an outstanding flock of ewes and three wonderful rams . . .this year I have decided to start selling breeding stock. Photo's of my ewes with the rams that they were bred to will be posted over the next week or so. A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required for all lambs born this year. Ewes are priced at $650.00 registered and $450 non-registered. My top ram lambs will also be sold this year . . . . $500.00 registered, $350.00 non-registered and $250.00 as a fiber whether.

Our flock has outstanding fleeces, excellent conformations, milkiness and wonderful temperaments. We have never lost one of our sheep to disease or parasites. Our sheep are NEVER fed grain. They are given a diet of pasture and the highest quality hay that is harvested near the shores of Cobscook Bay. In the fall, our sheep will eat all of our windfall apples from our heritage apple trees. Our mineral supplements are Kelp, Vitamin E and Selenium. We give a 2.5 gram copper bolus twice per year to our colored sheep and once after lambing to our white sheep.

I have some lambs already reserved for this year so please contact me if you are interested in adding our genetics to your established flock or are starting a flock of your own. All initial inquiries or questions must be made via a phone call ~ please no e-mails.

Thank you so much!!!

Buy local . . . . eat well . . . .