Weekly Newsletter

May 2021 vol. 2



The Pflugerville Market reopens this week.


Scroll to the end of the newsletter for more information.


In addition to the cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep, this year we’re trying our hand at bees. Since we’ve lived here, there have been bees living in a hollowed out tree (pictured above), so I set up a swarm traps a few feet away to see if we could catch some. I know little about bees (and I certainly don’t need a new hobby), but I’m always willing to learn, so when a close friend offered to do all the work - well who could pass that up?

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Our two 

“ice babies” 

are thriving! 


If you’ve been following along, this winter we had a few close calls with newborn calves.

The red one was born with a malady that prevented him from standing.  When I had found him, he had rolled his way down to the creek bed where he was going hypothermic.  He had a contracted tendon on the foreleg and his hip would pop out of joint.  For two weeks I would bottle feed him, working to straighten his leg and helping him stand and strengthen the ligaments around his hip.  The black one was born during that crazy snowstorm.  I had found him stuck in a briar patch - again going hypothermic. As all my vehicles were frozen solid, I loaded him up into a wheelbarrow and brought him to the house where we gave him a warm bath to bring his core temperature back up.  Unfortunately, he lost the tips of his ears to frostbite - hence the Shrek ears. But as you can see, both calves are doing fine and enjoying the spring weather.



This Week's Markets

PRE-ORDER ONLY Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm. 


The regular market is closed - pre-order for pick up only. 


400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Pfarmers Market returns for regular season with a new location


The Pflugerville Pfarmers Market is returning with pfresh produce, meat and homemade goods, starting May 11 on every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. through October 26. Due to construction on Old Austin Hutto Road, the market will be located at Pflugerville First United Methodist Church (500 E. Pecan Street) throughout the regular market. Just enter through the main entrance, and we will be set up in the back parking lot. Remember, when you shop at the Pfarmers Market, you are supporting local farms and small businesses! 

All Pfarmers Market participants are encouraged to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.  HFind out more at and sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the market. pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket


The Elgin Farmers Market is a year-round market that will remain open every Thursday. Pre-orders are encouraged. 


The Taylor Farmers Market is a year-round market that will is open every Saturday. Pre-orders are encouraged. 

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Be well, 

stay safe,


John & Molly