Close on the heels of the end of the market season, we welcomed Elletta Auralee into our family. She was born December 13th, at a healthy 9 pounds, 1 ounce. We have spent the past three weeks learning about her newborn self and falling madly in love. Dan has taken breaks from adoring his new,… Continue reading Our New Little Dear, and Oh…the Deer!
Though it took place two months ago, our Pizza Night still deserves mention and a blog post. With the season winding down, I find time to give this fabulous event its due: with photos and details to aid readers in recounting the good times had, or imagining how wonderful it would have been to attend!… Continue reading Pizza Night, Oct 1, 2011
Salad greens, snap peas, beets. Steam beet greens. Venison. Shiitake mushrooms. All from our farm (or forest). This was seriously delicious!
The great article in the Observer about markets in Chesterfield, featuring a picture of us and some notes about our farm: http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2011-05-18/Front_Page/From_field_to_plate.html.
The arugula has come and gone, bolting in its relentless pursuit of reproducing. And so we have settled into mid-spring. The early season crops are large and healthy; peas should be ready to harvest for next weekend. Mid season crops are gradually spreading and blooming; we may have some new potatoes soon, and the squash… Continue reading Mid-Spring Update
I should actually shout: “LUM-BER!” Because that is where these trees are headed. So, yeah. It was time for some more trees to fall. And when it’s time to take trees down, our roles follow the rules of gender and patriarchy: my father cuts the tree down. Dan stands nearby, and then runs a second… Continue reading TIM-BER!
Forget my promise of a field preparation post. I need to focus on something more colorful for a bit. Luckily, signs of spring are increasing everyday. The garlic is growing beautifully: We planted garlic last November and we will harvest it in July. Under the white row cover is turnips and carrots: Not very impressive… Continue reading Images of Spring