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Monday, January 21, 2019

Carlton Farms Newsletter

At Carlton Farms, we humanely and organically utilize domestic animals to produce the nutritious food we provide for our community.
Delivery News
Beef soup bones sell out this time of year as soon as we can post them online. There are however, several other options that make equally amazing broth. We currently have lamb bones, turkey bones, and chicken bones in stock. If making broth is not your speed, we now have frozen chicken broth and turkey broth.

Another new product you may have missed is our pasture raised ground turkey. It makes a great lighter meat option and a nice change of pace from red meat.

We are no longer delivering to N. Decatur/ Druid Hills (Zonolite Rd) if this is your location, please see us at another location or try home delivery

All orders over $150 gets a free package of salt cured bacon
On the Farm
On the farm it is extremely wet and muddy. We have just finished the last batch of broilers. All the lambs and turkeys are gone. Its just us, some milk cows, some beef cattle, and about 3000 laying hens. We are in full winter mode now, but it seems like its really late to be reaching this point. The fall/early winter work was a challenge and has drug into the new year. We better catch our breath fast, because planning for spring is just around the corner. In fact we will be ordering our first batch of 2019 chicks in just a few weeks, and preparing pastures for spring grazing. When I was young I remember telling my dad that I was bored (only once or twice). He looked at me as if boredom was a completely foreign concept. He would say "You should never be bored on a farm. Turn around twice and you will see plenty to do." I knew what he meant then, but I really know what he meant now. Please don't take this as a complaint. I love this lifestyle and all that comes with it. But, I always try to share with yall what its like on the farm in a truly transparent way. This week I just wanted to share that even life on the farm can become too busy, filled with undone overdue tasks, overwhelming, and sometimes even a little discouraging. Fear not though, tomorrow we will get up and do what we do. We will pull our boots on and put our head down into the task at hand. We will take care of the animals and eventually work through the winter chores and projects. Then at some point we will get several warm sunny days in a row, and a green sheen will appear over the pastures. At that point we are off to the races, and all will be right with the world...or at least the farm.

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Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.

Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms