Weekly Newsletter

May 2020 vol. 5


Happy Mothers Day!



We'll be selling at the Pflugerville, Elgin, and Taylor markets this week.  Pre-Order for pick up at either market using the button below. 


The Flock is Flourishing


We took another step forward this week.  Due to the overwhelming 

demand for 

free range eggs, 

we purchased 

20 more hens. 


These are 5 month old Red Sex Links (cross between a Leg Horn and a Rhode Island Red).  They should start laying in a few weeks.


They’re still a bit shy, but I’m sure they’ll warm up to the other ladies shortly.  That brings us up to about 50 hens!


Sowing the Swale




Three hundred 

feet cleared, 

covered, and 


I get by with a little help from my friends…


This swale was the second John put in for his orchard, and is a perfect place for me to plant sprawling melons, squash, and gourds. A swale is basically a ditch on contour designed to catch rainwater in the ditch so that it slowly infiltrates the soil instead of running off. The added depth of topsoil and moisture retention is ideal for trees. 

John planted peach, apple, and plum trees that he started from seed last year. This week my friend Rebekah Alford of Bucking Goat Farm, my two nephews, Justin & Noah Hammack, and I cleared and planted the rest. We put in cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, and pumpkins down one side and will plant a second crop on the other side later this summer. 


We also cleared and laid fabric down in 

the kitchen 

garden near 

the house. 


Amber Oaks 

Meat Buyers Club

Delivery Begins in July

We're excited about the amount of interest we've received in the buyers club.  It seems that the recent pandemic announcements have awakened people to the fragility of our agricultural systems. 


If you'd like to ensure the highest quality meats are available on a monthly basis for you and your family, sign up for our Meat Buyers Club today.  


This Week's Markets


The market has been temporarily relocated to parking lot in front of Heritage House 

with customers parking in front of pool. 


The Elgin Market is moving across the street to the Veteran's Memorial Park beginning this 



Be well, 

stay safe,


John & Molly