"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 27, 2011

csa thrs

gotel cuts the farm in half - goats can stay on that half and i can trap the other half. the foxes are already on to this scheme and i havent even started. can lock the baby goats in the goatel, fully equipped with rifle turrets and upstairs lodge. foxes are trembling without a shadow. csa cant miss tomorrow despite predators: tomato horn worms - have horns like satan five times bigger than any caterpillar youve ever seen. last year i pulled off three all year.. this year the count is 38. augo has a keen eye for these sommbitches. time to move the tomatoes. squash vine borer - red moth that flies like a UFO lays eggs on the stems of squash and the caterpillars eat the core out of the stem - some plants are okay. winter squash looks good becasue i used some chemical on the stems. that probably drove them to the summer squash or its just a bad year. plantedthe front yard in town in squash. the front yards goldenrod was chopped down by the lawn control people with practically no warning. and then..........wait for this....................................................they want me to pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!! it falls in to the overstuffed category of you cant make this shit up.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Finally a slight break in the heat. The vegetables fared o.k. but perhaps went a little dormant during the hot week (as
we all probably did). Therefore a kind of mixed bag today. Beets, cucumbers, basil and some other treats. More kimchi today.
Ross told me to order you to eat it if you aren't. Really healthy stuff, kids. Augo has been busy taking photos and if
Ross ever lets him go home he will send them to me so I can update the blog. Next week you can look forward to
a ton of green beans and tomatoes. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


some different stuff tomorrow. kimchee. this is good medicine. lots of garlic. key to garlic is to chop and smash it up and leave it on the counter for an hour or more - to oxidize adn create "allicin" - the antibiotic in garlic. it is illegal to suggest that kimchee would be good to eat if you feel run down or coming down with something so i will just say that a korean farmer cured a whole flock of chickens of avian flu with kimchee. it may be illegal to share that story too. second generation chickens are just starting to lay eggs. happy to report some progress on the fox situation - someone hit one with a car just up the road.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


cabbage tomorrow. if a worm crawls out of it call barb and tell her she missed one. if there is a worm it will probably be a redworm that crawled up in there - they dont even eat the cabbage. maybe eat it? the old man was snoring at the farm last night. three inches. its swampy but most everything looks pretty good. summer crops start next week. dont worry though kale and/or chard still in the mix. eat your greens. ive heard people say "i dont like greens" - keep eating them until you do. it wont be long. eggs every other week but will soon be back to normal.

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