Wednesday, July 29, 2009
beans have been bitten by bean beatles.still very edible. scar from beetle bite adds some texture. should grow out of it next week. lots of tomatoes - gear up. hopefully some peppers. looks like salsa. habaneros available upon request. miso - use it "as you wish"/ it is alive. dont boil it - kills the organisms. if youre not getting enough live food just go eat some dirt.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
a little more rain this week and mid eighties temps. it feels like san diego. beans are starting to trickle in and will soon become tiresome. very tasty though. love em lightly steamed and then cold all week. cukes going off. cant say enough about cuke and onions with rice vinegar but let me try: wow cuke and onions are one of my favorite foods. i dont skin the cukes and add black pepper then eat them all. tomatoes go good in that dish. have you perfected the cooking of the yellow squash? prepared right i think its better than most steak. barb wants everyone to bring back sauerkraut containers (if empty. more kraut coming tomorrow - with carrots) and boxes.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
veteran csaers may not recognize these two words: cucumbers tomorrow. cucumbers are white. picked some peppers that were the results of flowers on when i transplanted. peppers should be good in september. grasshoppers eating only two edibles right now - eggplant leaves and chard. eggplants like it one hundred degrees. so do a lot of things i guess. bees love it. goat population is exploding. i remember learning the shepherds motto before buying goats that said "start small and expand until you are out of control." check - check.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
tomatoes are picked when they show any color other than green. then they ripen on tables in the garage. didnt grow as fun of tomatoes this year. went for huge production and we will see what happens but from the looks of it plan on making a bunch of tomato dishes. they are looking good. grasshoppers are heavy. implementiong the only sure thing against them this weekend - the only thing that works - chickens and turkeys. very excited to announce the return of the eggmobile starting next week - pics to follow. bought some "electrified poulty netting" that keeps out the badgers and foxes. i think i can offset the cost just on the grasshoppers vs feed. eggs should be great on grasshoppers.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
were waiting now on all the summer crops so more of the same but am excited to say that the year of the carrot takes off tomorrow! not way off - just thinnings. jeff kohout pictured above wheres a lot of hats at the farm - he is also an expert on fish farming and is currently designing a legal way to raise black tilapia at the farm. big rains coming tonight and tomorrow.