Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lots of greens – spinach, lettuce, beet thins, etc. We also have green onions or chives, beets, celery root, potatoes, and herbs.       Field and Farm Notes.  Thank you to all who came out to our Spring Opener!  Ken has been moving poultry so he can get into the garden.  Oscar usually circles the coop so the chickens can’t “escape,” but with the vet’s …

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Spring Opener This Weekend

This year our Spring opener is Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th 10 – 5 both days.  We have joined the Earth Arts tour again this year       We have pottery for sale           We will have produce for sale And Joyce Halvorson will be here demonstrating black smithing and selling her work  

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This box has greens – spinach, lettuce, salad mix, potato onions or green onions, potatoes and beets from the root cellar and some fresh herbs Field Notes.  Ken keeps a-planting and a-weeding.  Right now he is also getting ready for our spring opener next weekend.  His largest task is clearing some downed wood and I am helping stack once we split it.  Oscar went in for surgery.  He had a benign …

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Oscar Goes to the Vet

Oscar went to the vet Friday.  He has had a benign tumor for a few years, and recently it started to grow at a rapid rate. I had tried various suggestions from holistic animal folks to no avail.  It was time to remove it.  Of course we are puzzled.  Over the years we have had dogs and cats, but Oscar is the only one to have a tumor.   He is home and is supposed …

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Blossoms in Cold Weather

Well, after nearly 70 degrees we have had two cold nights.          At this point the Nanking Cherries, plums and some apples are blooming or budded out.         Will the cold mean we will lose the crop? We just have to wait and see!  

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New Product at Keppers

Yesterday Ken bottled up his raw vinegar from our apples – raw, unfiltered, with mother.  Available in two sizes.  Price includes bottle deposit.

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s box has greens – lettuce, salad mix, spinach, wild mustard, green onions, chives, potatoes, celery root, beets, and herbs. Field Notes.  Ken has been planting and transplanting:  his nursery inside the mobile high tunnel, his pepper and tomato plants in the germination cabinet, and the onion seedlings.  He has also been cleaning up the greenhouse in the field; perennial crops have perennial weeds.  And to avoid any possible boredom, …

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Thursday Morning in the Kitchen

After harvest Wednesdays, Ken and I regroup.  Today I found myself in the kitchen.  First I made some mayonnaise with some egg yolks,         and then some macaroons with the egg whites.           Then I made some custard with some cracked eggs.           Ken requested some macaroni and cheese.  Here is a skillet with baked ziti with cheese sauce, onion, peas, and frozen ripe …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has spinach, lettuce, salad greens, potatoes, beets, celery root, gobo, green onions or chives, potato onions, and herbs.       Field Notes.  Ken is almost done with pruning fruit trees and vines.  He has been planting, and we have received our seed potatoes.  Soon we will set the late crop potato seed to chit in a sunny window.  Last week we had a big spinach harvest – …

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Sprouts for the Animals

Ken has sprouted grain for animal feed for decades.  Sprouting adds nutrition to grain, and is more digestible.          Currently he soaks grain overnight and pours into screens he made.         Then he puts the screens in a rack he got secondhand.         He fills the rack.  He waters the sprouts as needed             If the weather is dry and windy …

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