Monday, May 30, 2011

Goodbye May

Howdy do, folks? I took a few pictures around the farm yesterday and thought I'd share a few with you. Here we have bolted lettuce. This is what lettuce looks like when it goes to seed. It's kind of pretty, isn't it?

Here's a bee in vetch. Vetch is a legume and fixes nitrogen to the soil. It's good for the soil and good for the bees. It's pretty much win-win.

This is broccoli of course. It's awfully pretty. We'll see how long it lasts in this heat. We're going to keep it good and watered and hope we have some to bring to market by Saturday.

Purple cabbage. I can't wait for these beauties to be ready for the pickin. I love making slaw with this cabbage and carrots. It's absolutely gorgeous...and tasty too!

Green cabbage.

Carrot tops. Did you know you can eat them? They're a little dry fresh, but you can chop them up and toss them in a stir fry or you can dry them and use them like you would parsley (a relative of the carrot). We also had someone at market tell us that he'd heard of carrot top tea. If anyone knows of some other uses, please let us know

A sea of potatoes.

And tomatoes.

More tomatoes!

Ben in the sun.

Pepper plant.
Nappa cabbage.

Our porch.
Ben in the shade on the swing.

The gnome.
Well, that's all folks! I had more pictures to share, but for some reason the server won't accept them for the time being. There will be more to post tomorrow after we pick CSA shares for Tuesday pick up. In the meantime, we hope you're enjoying the long weekend. See you around.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Life on the Farm

These pictures are about a week old, but I thought I'd share them with y'all anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to get out there with the camera in the next day or so and post more pictures so y'all can see how quickly things are growing out here. In the meantime, enjoy.

Here are potato flowers. Pretty, huh?

bee in a squash flower

Ben picking carrots

squash plants

Ben picking strawberries

lettuce, scallions, broccoli, tatsoi, bok choy, rainbow chard

more greens






marvel the four seasons lettuce

green oak leaf lettuce

bok choy




sour cherries

blue berries

fig trees

the birds are great for bug control

That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by - see you Saturday at market :) 

Week 5, CSA share contents

Hi folks! Here's the run down of this week's share. The summer squash are coming on in full force, so be ready for it! We're at that good place right now where we have the last of the spring goods (e.g., carrots, beets, and greens) and then we're coming into the summer goods (e.g., zucchini, squash, cucumbers). Look at this beautiful spread (this is an example of a regular sized share).

strawberries, zucchini, dill and parsley, and zephyr squash

tatsoi, Hakurei turnips, beets, red Russian kale and green oak leaf lettuce
Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, scallions and carrots
green cabbageChinese cabbage
beets and greens
zephyr squash
red Russian kale (aka ragged Jack)
Hakurei salad turnips
green oak leaf lettuce
dill and parsley
Gorgeous fruits and veggies!
Thanks for stopping by!