Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has fresh greens – braising and salad, parsnips, gobo, beets, carrots, onions, and fresh herb.       Field Notes.  Pepper plants are looking good.  Tomatoes have been planted.  Onion seedlings are hardening off in the greenhouse.  Ken set up a hoopette for early roots and has planted peas.    I am trying to get my loom warped before I move out doors.  I start cleaning and pricing …

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Egg Season – Ideas

Spring is egg season.  There is a reason the Easter Bunny is carrying a basket of eggs.  And it is the time of year when one has extra eggs to color or dye.       My birthday is in March.   Ken makes me a souffle.         Most years I start with omelettes as we also have fresh spinach this time of year.  Then when we have a social event I make …

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Egg Season is Here!

Eggs have a season.  It starts as the days lengthen – usually early February.  Think lent and Easter; there is a reason that Easter bunny has a basket of eggs!       Eggs are a versatile, great source of protein.  Our hens have a nutritious diet of sprouted grains, organic ground feed, kitchen culls and pasture.  Everyone tells us they can taste the difference.     Here is their portable coop in spring, summer, …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This box has pie pumpkins, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beets, celery root, parsley, and salad mix Field Notes.  Happy Ground Hog’s Day, Imbolc, St Brigid’s Day, St. Blaze, Candlemas – or whatever you may call it.  This midway point between solstice and equinox is when the days lengthen dramatically, the cold doesn’t last, and Ken starts monitoring temperatures in greenhouses.  We are in transition and can feel spring’s approach.   The …

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Eggs Have a Season – It is Spring

Each year around this time I start getting frantic requests for eggs.  Some people have discovered how much better real eggs are, some have lost their source, and some have stepped up their egg use with holiday cooking and baking. Eggs, like all food, have a season.  Eggs, like all food, vary in quality.  Once a person has eaten a tomato from a healthy plant grown in great soil during peak season…..  The same is …

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Hens – New Location

Ken provides sequential pasture for animals here.  That means he moves hens and pigs as needed so they get fresh areas to scratch (chickens) or root up ( pigs) Here is the new location for the “egg mobile” that has hens and turkeys in it

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