Produce is abounding this time of year, filling our kitchen and our crowds with fabulous farm fresh food. Even though the rush of summer has come to an end, the productivity of the garden is still in full swing. At the moment we are getting a lot of tomatoes, kale, zucchini, bell peppers and cucumbers. With the help of our new greenhouse we have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of crops we have harvested this summer. The seeds were given a better start away from the late season freezes that Oak Glen often experiences. With a lot of care, these seeds flourished into an incredible harvest. We never cease to be thankful for the abundance we see in our garden and on our plates.
What a summer it was! It’s hard to believe that it’s over already. But we had a great summer and we have a lot to show for it!
We have added a drip irrigation system to our garden. This is a more sustainable and efficient way to water. It ensures enough water gets to the plants every day and it saves us a ton of time!
We have expanded the chicken run to include more space to roam and for the chickens to forage.
This summer was complete with two successful goat births. Both mamas gave birth to healthy sets of twins and the best part of it all is that summer campers were able to hold day old babies! What an incredible experience!
With the help of our new greenhouse, this year we were able to time our vegetables to be harvestable exactly when our campers were here. We had successful harvests of kale, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, radishes, melon and basil. Yum!
We’ve also made progress on the amphitheater. This unique new space is a great addition for worship and large group meetings in the farm
It’s been a blessing to get out in our community by doing more church visits with the goats, sheep and chickens, letting you all experience these fun and loving animals. We have also had continued success selling farm fresh eggs!
But what we can’t stress enough is just how precious summer time is. It’s so fun to see the farm come to life with camper Bible studies and worship in the farm. Watching the faith and community of the youth grow in this sacred space… we couldn’t ask for more.
Two more darling little additions to the herd arrived recently! Mindy had twins boys who are been named 1st and 2nd Timothy. We have been blessed over and over. We hope you can meet these sweet boys soon.
Naomi and Joseph! Two new and adorable additions to the Luther Glen Farm!
At 6 o’clock Sunday night 3 year old pygmy goat Esther’s water broke and she began to push. We saw a little black nose with two hooves and then she stuck her tongue out at us.
Within 15 minutes this precious little girl was born. Her brother took a little longer to fully come into this world, and needed a little assistance from Lauri and Beth.
After a little food Esther had the energy to make the final push and he was out. We tickled his nose with a piece of hay, he sneezed and with that he took his first breaths!
Our campers were able to take a peek at these babies today and were amazed at how the kids were walking and skipping about. So much joy and life here at the Luther Glen Farm!
It’s our favorite time of year – Summer Camp!
There is so much excitement and learning that happens on-site during summer camp and we love to watch it and be a part of it.
With daily farm sessions offered – campers have opportunities to really get hands-on in the farm and garden. We are thankful for how enthusiastically they embrace this opportunity. Thankful for this cool confirmation camp crew!
Mark your calendars folks!
It’s that time of year again where we roll up our sleeves and get service projects going at both of your local Lutheran Bible Camps.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Summer days on the farm are long and hot and hard. The sun is early to rise, late to set and eager to beat down on us endlessly. But it’s also full of harvest and hands-on work and life. This summer there will be new life – two goats are expecting kids in July and we are expecting a whole ton of summer campers!
Be looking out for lots of updates on all the good things coming up.