Tuesday, July 27, 2010
eat the tomatoes after they ripen and before they explode. they can get too ripe and just collapse. if you have too many make a spaghetti sauce. about ten percent of the potatoes were rotten due to too much rain so we washed them even though your not supposed to do that because they last much longer if you just wipe the dirt off them - so just eat them sooner than later. miso tomorrow. miso is great for you. dont cook it - eat raw in salad dressing......or by the spoonful. i found out this week that chickens eat duckweed - algae that floats on ponds and looks like green confetti. ive been feeding it and they devour it. it has forty percent protein. very exciting news. thanks for the tip P!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
according to doppler radar the farm just got drenched again this am. greens may be saturated in which case might not cut them. thats okay though because lots of stuff for the grill. summer squash are ripening now. i love them. bigger zucchinis are the best. i used to cut them really small but then some italian guy told me to let them grow bigger and he was right. treat squash eggplants like meat if you grill them. cut the long way. garlic, olive oil salt and pepper. lots of both on the way in the coming weeks. see you tonight.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
summer csa officially starts tomorrow . tomatoes are just starting to get red and should be going great by next week. beans are improving but all the summer crops look good and should be a good second half of the season. i know you are all now wondering "will there still be chard?" the answer is there will always be chard. eat the greens! - think of eating them as easy and it will be. the collards look good. throw them in anythng. no clue what is going on with the eggs. last week i thought they had a secret nest that i couldnt find but now i think theyre just in a slump. happy bastille day tomorrow! vive le rev!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
the picture of the crow should have been the thing perched on barbs shoulder - about five miles after it came to. we picked it up off the road and it was in shock i think. barb whispered "please get it off" with such urgency i didnt take a picture. more rain coming tonight and tomorrow. might be digging a trench around the kale beds - they are in need of a dry out - who isnt? it is with not a lot of sadness that i am passing along the first CROP FAILURE of the year - italian parsley has dirtnapped. i think we cut it once so not a complete failure - hope you made a pasta salad or something with it. possible beans tomorrow.