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February 2021 Newsletter

February  Newsletter
There is a reason February is the shortest month of the year. It's a bleak cold month. It also seems like it rains a lot in February too or at least this year it has. Rick and I will be celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary on the 25th. The week we got married in 1989, we had snow then it was 75 degrees the day of the wedding. We went from freezing and struggling through snow to sweating and wishing my dress had short sleeves. February is a weird month but at least it’s short and we can see spring coming.

Farming gives us the opportunity to wonder about a lot of strange things. Have you ever wonder what a cow is thinking, well I have. We have take turns babysitting the herd in the early mornings, mostly spring and fall. Here’s the story, there are 3 lots that are on the farm that were sold off by relatives. To reach these houses, you have to drive through the middle of the farm for about a mile. To get into the farm, you have to go through a gate that keeps the cows on the farm. A few years ago one of the neighbors asked to install an electric gate opener. We weren’t opposed to it because we had been opening that gate since we were small children and that’s been a lot of years. It has been really nice to come home at night and not have to get out and open the gate or when it’s raining or just cold or hot. However the down side has been that the cows have learned that when they hear ding ding ding from the gate opener that the gate is opening. Apparently in the cow world that means we must rush the gate and escape. Never mind that there is nothing better outside the gate to eat. In fact usually there is less to eat outside the gate. I wonder what makes the cows feel compelled to make a run for it every morning.

There are a lot of the other things that make me wonder what  these cows are thinking, Every morning right at daybreak almost without fail, the cows walk from one corner of the farm to the complete oppose corner. No reason to make that long walk. What are they thinking! When making the walk they walk in a line, one behind the other. If one cow stops anywhere in the line then all of them behind her stop. They just stand there for long periods of time, just staring into space. What are they thinking! While on this walk if they hear the gate ding, then they get out of line and rush towards it. Do they really think that I'm going to just sit in my truck and watch them get out, NO so on those mornings we do the same dance.  What are they thinking when I jump out screaming and cussing and calling them ugly names. Then I start wondering what was I thinking when I quit an office job to come home to the farm 34 years ago. 

I also wonder what are people thinking when they say they have tipped a cow. Cows tipping is a myth. Cows sleep laying down so you can't walk up to them and knock them down. Cows are stupid but they aren't that stupid. Maybe when the cows are staring into space they are thinking how crazy humans are.

We are still making Home/Office Deliveries. If you need anything, just check the availability and place an order. We are doing all deliveries on Tuesdays now. Here the link to see what we have

Calendar. All are subject to cancel.
Rent A Chick 3/19 & 20
Rent A Chick 4/2 & 3
Summer Camp 6-8 year olds July 12-16
Summer Camp 9-11 year olds July 19-25

400th Year Thanksgiving Dinner  November

Feature of the Month
The weekly CSA Vegetable Bag subscription for the regular season starts late April. Each week you get 7-8 different vegetables depending on what is in season. Here's the link to join

Special of the Month
Mention this email and get free Home Delivery

Recipe of the Month 
Spanish Steak
1 1/2 lbs round steak or cubed steak
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms
2 cups tomato juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 bay leaf
1/2 bell pepper, sliced
Preheat oven to 400*. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper; top with onion and sliced pepper. Place in oven.
Combine tomato juice, mushrooms, lemon juice, and bay leaf. Simmer 10 minutes; pour sauce over meat; reduce heat to 325 degrees; bake 1 hour.

Call us or email if you have questions. We are social distancing but still love to hear from you.

Helen Legare-Floyd
Legare Farms 
2620 Hanscombe Pt Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455

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