Bellwether Farm is continuing to fulfill its mission of promoting physical and spiritual wellness by providing hospitality to nearly 30 different groups and organizations since September 2018. We have hosted family camps, leadership conferences, confirmation retreats, deacon formation retreats, the Diocesan Youth Event, parish retreats, and many others. I encourage you and your parishes to consider hosting an event at Bellwether.
We are growing! We recently hired a full-time chef, Will Skinner, who has a passion for farm-to-table cuisine. Will is eager to teach others about creative ways to prepare fresh foods. I look forward to all of you getting to know Will. His passion is exciting and contagious.
The farm is also increasing in numbers. In the month of November, five new kids and twin lambs were born within a few days time. We also purchased 70 chicks to raise over the winter. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment here on the farm!
I am also pleased to report that we collected at least 480 dozen eggs from our chickens and 6,000+ pounds of produce from the farm this year. We successfully preserved a lot of the produce by freezing, canning, dehydrating, and fermenting!
The plans for Summer Camp 2019 are well underway and the dates have been set. Registration for camp will open in January. Please be on the lookout for more information on our website and social media. A large part of the camp experience depends on fun, energetic, and exciting camp counselors. If you know a college student who possesses these qualities, please have them contact Brandon Gooch.