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What Does a Morning look like at the Farm?

written by

Gideon Lapp

posted on

September 19, 2023

This week was a special week at the Farm! My parents and all my sisters were in Indiana visiting family, and the 4 boys are here taking care of all the Farm work!

We love farming, cooking, and together time, so our meals are extremely fun and this morning's breakfast was extremely delicious!

On a regular day, I (Gideon) don't do a lot with the animals, as my chore is to do the website work and customer service, then go to my Part-time job. But this week with just us 4 boys here, I'm managing the place.

The 4 Lapp Boys:

  • Gideon age 22
  • Jacob age 15
  • Jr age 12
  • Daniel age 7

So, early morning I bring the cows in at 5:30, then Jacob and Jr milk them, and care for the cows, calves, and horses, while I go out to the hens to make sure they have feed and water!

I was reminded how early the chickens are! It was still partly dark, and the chickens were all over the field! Some of them were over 600 feet away from their coop and enjoying the morning bugs and grubs!

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They were all so busy, and they do this every morning! It just made me think how much better it feels in the morning then in the evening!

Once I took care of the chickens, I changed the fence so the cows have fresh grass today, then they were ready to come out in the field!

The farm property is on both sides of the road, so we let the cows over the road a lot! 

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Sorry for the bright sun, but this is right behind the barn, and the cows are heading into the pasture for the day!

Then came the exciting breakfast time! We had bacon, Sausage, toast, and eggs were so good! The toast, sausage, and eggs we fried in bacon grease and lard, and it was the best we ever had!

Then the rest of the forenoon we moved and fed the chickens, and this afternoon we want to do some repairs in the barn to surprise dad!

Thankfully my part-time job isn't as busy this week, so they said I don't need to come this week, so I'm excited to get some stuff done at the farm this week before the winter weather comes!

I hope you have a Blessed day!

-Gideon and the Lapp Boys!

Also, a reminder that the guesthouse at the Farm is in order, and is available to anybody that wants to spend time their at the Farm! 

To save on bnb fees, text me to arrange your visit, but here is the Airbnb listing and info: https://airbnb.com/h/cwhminist...

(My text # is: Gideon 717-824-0537)

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Lower Manhattan Pickup Info

Thank you for participating in our pickup location in Lower Manhattan!  I'm excited for the opportunity of sharing more food with you! The address is 365 Canal Street, NY, NY, at Happier Grocery Store. Just ask the Cashier for food from CWH Ministry, give them your name, and they'll give it to you. And the pickup window is scheduled to be from 8AM till 7PM. I'll let you know when it is confirmed ready for pickup! If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out via text: 717-824-0537 Thank you so much! Have a Blessed day! -Gideon

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Please read these guidelines thoroughly. We recommend printing a copy to bring along as you become familiar with the process. If you order for multiple sites, please keep in mind each location has different guidelines. Keep in mind: • On delivery days, keep an eye on your email, in case of delays. We will email you when it is ready for pick-up. • This site’s pick-up window is from 5AM till 11AM. (We always prefer you get it in the morning, as it isn’t refrigerated at the site) Pick-up Site Information: Address: 166 Midland Ave, Bronxville, NY 10706 Please Contact Gideon with any questions: text or call 717-824-0537 or email Abnerlapp@gmail.com This Home is a private residential home, so be aware the site host isn’t responsible for your food. The food is sitting on the Driveway in front of the garage. Your Food is packed in Boxes and Ice Chest: • The Eggs, vegetables, and dry foods are in a box with your name. • The Refrigerated Dairy Items are in an Ice Chest with your name on the Bag. • The Frozen Food are in a different Ice Chest with your name on the Bag. • And the milk is unlabeled, so just take the exact amount and size you ordered. • Important note: The Cow milk in Plastic has Red Caps. The Cow milk in Glass has White Caps. The Goat milk has Blue Caps. • The Cow Milk in Plastic comes in big Gallons and smaller half Gallons. Always be sure to get only what you ordered, because the rest belongs to someone else. • Please Always check your packing slip to make sure you have all your food before you leave the site. Keep in Mind: • You might not always see anybody when you go to pick-up! It is made that you can go, get your food, and leave again! • Respect your site host and their neighbors. Always be quiet and non-disruptive when picking up. • The site host is not responsible for your safety at the site. Please use caution in inclement weather. • Any Food that is not picked up during the pickup window automatically becomes property of the site host, unless we are aware that you’ll be later. • Do not leave empty boxes or bottles at the site. Payments: Payments are not taken at the site, although expressing your appreciation to the host is appreciated! Payment is made by your Card on file, or by sending a check to the Farm. In most cases your card info is on file now, and Gideon will swipe it in the evening of the Pickup Day. Thank you so much for making this Pick-up Option work! It is a very convenient way for a little Family Farm to get Fresh Food to you each week! Your Cooperation helps ensure that the Pick-up locations can continue! Any Questions, please call or text Gideon 717-824-0537, or reply to the email. (In worse case if Gideon doesn’t answer, call Father Abner 717-572-8043. Thank you again so much for your Interest in Real Farm Foods!

Maspeth Pickup Instructions

Please read these guidelines thoroughly. We recommend printing a copy to bring along as you become familiar with the process. If you order for multiple sites, please keep in mind each location has different guidelines. Keep in mind: • On delivery days, keep an eye on your email, in case of delays. We will email you when it is ready for pick-up. • This site’s pick-up window is from 7:30AM till 11:00AM. (We always prefer you get it in the morning, as it isn’t refrigerated at the site) Pick-up Site Information: Address: The address of the house is 55-13 69th place, Maspeth, NY 11378 but the food is in the back of the building. So park on 55th Ave (at dead-end), then walk down the back alley to the house farthest down. Then the food will be at that last door. (See picture Below) This Home is a private residential home, so be aware the site host isn’t responsible for your food. Please Contact Gideon with any questions: text or call 717-824-0537 or email Abnerlapp@gmail.com Your Food is packed in Boxes and Ice Chest: • The Eggs, vegetables, and dry foods are in a box with your name. • The Refrigerated Dairy Items are in an Ice Chest with your name on the Bag. • The Frozen Food are in a different Ice Chest with your name on the Bag. • And the milk is unlabeled, so just take the exact amount and size you ordered. • Important note: The Cow milk in Plastic has Red Caps. The Cow milk in Glass has White Caps. The Goat milk has Blue Caps. • The Cow Milk in Plastic comes in big Gallons and smaller half Gallons. Always be sure to get only what you ordered, because the rest belongs to someone else. • Please Always check your packing slip to make sure you have all your food before you leave the site. Keep in Mind: • You might not always see anybody when you go to pick-up! It is made that you can go, get your food, and leave again! • Respect your site host and their neighbors. Always be quiet and non-disruptive when picking up. • The site host is not responsible for your safety at the site. Please use caution in inclement weather. • Any Food that is not picked up during the pickup window automatically becomes property of the site host, unless we are aware that you’ll be later. • Do not leave empty boxes or bottles at the site. Payments: Payments are not taken at the site, although expressing your appreciation to the host is appreciated! Payment is made by your Card on file, or by sending a check to the Farm. In most cases your card info is on file now, and Gideon will swipe it in the evening of the Pickup Day. Thank you so much for making this Pick-up Option work! It is a very convenient way for a little Family Farm to get Fresh Food to you each week! Your Cooperation helps ensure that the Pick-up locations can continue! Any Questions, please call or text Gideon 717-824-0537, or reply to the email. (In worse case if Gideon doesn’t answer, call Father Abner 717-572-8043. Thank you again so much for your Interest in Real Farm Foods!

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