"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, July 30, 2008

csa thur

hey everybody
we lost loose the goose this week. must have eaten something - llamas develop ulcers that can be fatal. looked all over the body and found no signs of anything except her testicles. he will be missed. cant believe lucy was a male. from the looks of louise's coping corner it is a profound loss. i share louise's champain. tomorrow lots of tomatoes. let them ripen on the counter not in the sun and eat them when they are near perfectly red. they blow up if you dont eat them then. cukes lemon basil/basil and squash. not sure why and when the bean tunnel decides to flower but when it does it will be raining string beans. eggplants coming on finally. was worried about them. good germination on the round two of beets still no sign of the carrot replant but plenty of beets coming later. lost most of them and carrots this spring. going to add sand to some of the lower beds. also think squash hills need sand.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

csa thurz

hey csaers
we have called off the collards tomorrow which makes tomorrow a cant miss. cabbage butterfly is beyond out of control. massive insects at the farm right now. grasshoppers - only eating basil right now. huge weird green bugs that look like robots flying around everywhere and they are territorial so they buzz by your ear all the time. bees and bumblebees now everywhere. honey in a few weeks. tomorrow cabbage, lots of stuff. probably carrots. the carrots are so old because they jsut sat their all spring. same with beets. mixed bag tomorrow. tomatoes starting to take off. looking good. bean tunnel taking its time blossoming. eggplants finally looking good. have to get here early to get one of those though. im predicting the collards will be back in the fall.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

csa thursday

barb said to me tonight "hey maybe we should take a break on the collards tomorrow"and i said no way. collards are hitting their stride right now. tomatoes tomorrow and a few beans and other stuff. lots of beans and tomatoes in the near future. i am starting to believe that there will be a lot of cucumbers but as you guys know there probalby wont be. had the best ones ever the year before i started doing csa since then theyve all basically wilted. cuke and onions is the summers best offer. theyre still looking good. and squash. you will either get a zucchini or a lebanese white squash tomorrow. lebanese white are also great grilled or sauteed with olive oil and salt and pepper - also great stuffed with meat after scooping out seeds - then baked. tomorrow basil is holey due to grasshoppers - cant believe they eat it. these are the first tomatoes. they will get much better/ see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


hey csaers
whats the haps? new stuff tomorrow - collards look better - i think i let them get dry waiting for last wednesdays rain that didnt come thus violating one of the tenets of gardening - water plants when they are thirsty. lots of different greens tomorrow. basil.....should have tomatoes next week. basil without tomatoes = pesto.
lots of baby goats born at the farm this week. goat favorite bina popped trips and is working overtime keeping them all fed. Lucy the llama babysits baby goats during the day under this tree. need a picture of that its hilarious. cucumbers looking good and well poised for wilt virus. they are in a new spot this year though.
had a question about broccolli going bad in the fridge and the smell ruining you for csa for the rest of the season. no stranger to rotting brassicas i would advise to eat sooner and not to place veggies in sealed plastic bags. want to plug a cant miss rock and roll show at ll 00 pm saturday night - the self righteous brothers are back breaking the ladies hearts for a one night stand at the zoo bar street dance.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

csa tday

tomorrow - cole slaw. happy ron paul day everyone. just heard that the whole world could fit in to the state of texas with ten feet between everyone. not sure what to think about that but interesting, possibly embarrassing. i think one of the weirdest things going on is the tax on carbon dioxide - a life giving gas. carbon dioxide levels are rising in great amounts and everyone is going to be taxed on it. Kind of hilarious to watch al gore say this stuff with a straight face. unstoppable mosquito repellant - listerine mouthwash watered down and sprayed on your clothes.happy holidays