"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson


Liefsbeth picking tomatoes


Grab one of these Saturday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


hi guys
not going to talk about this weather. im seeing bing cherry red over the farm on radar and well just leave it at that. we picked the lettuce and some other greens tonight. tomorrow well pick peas (off the ground?) lots of greens. i made collards for my friend scott who "doesnt like cooked greens" and he had two helpings. i love them. i usually just saute them in olive oil and salt. over rice great over noodles too. add anything else you think might be good in there. very cheap nutritious food.
im sure you guys have noticed that the eggs arent as plentiful the last few weeks. i have been using the "egg mobile" an explanation of it is at the bottom of this site if you havent sen it. it is an incredible idea with the sole problem of predators. the other day i saw a fox eating a chicken and in my same field of vision was our dog taking a nap. would have been a great photo. so i moved the trailer and the next day lost two to a hawk. the countryside is also overpopulated with bird dogs and before csa even started one of them dug a hole under the fence and casualties were very high.
the egg mobile is so great though but perhaps they need a chicken herder to stay with the coop all day. it would be a great job i think for someone that likes to read. and the coop would have to be very big to make it worth hiring someone to watch over it. or maybe train a dog. next year maybe
for now i have moved all the birds back in to the coop and will build "chicken runs" (movie recommended). this am i bought more birds from the chicken lady who lives south of sprague. shes the coolest. eggs should be better next week. probably another six tomorrow. see you then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You almost make collard sound tasty -- some mouth-watering prose there. Enjoyed the pics, the glimpse of an organic farm. Sorry didn't make your croquet party a couple years back -- my dad died that week and I never got round to telling you. Wish I were more of a vegetable hound, but you know what they say about old dogs and new tricks. Your parties (across the street from me) always seem pretty quiet -- guess I'm lucky to have you as neighbors. I was married to a Southerner, so acronym CSA threw me for a second, but I'll take a WAG that the C is for co-op.

All the best,