sounds like i forgot to issue an aphid alert on last weeks romaines. heard they rinse off. nice rains!
chinese cabbage ideas to the right here. beth chang makes dumplings. i want to get into dumplings some day. hugelkultur buzz is growing and this is before we attempt the longest hugelkultur bed (continuous) in north america. ive had reporters from the lincoln journal snifffing around the farm recently and this thing is about to go viral. korbelik took one look at the potatoes and started texting his editor.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
year of the potato launches tomorrow. potatoes are recommended as the first year crop of hugelkultur (mound culture) and so i have planted lots. these potatoes are newbies that came up from last years potato patch that i need to clear out for other things. more cilantro. eat it. it chelates. chelation would seem to be an important part of our diet as the fukushima disashtray points to a future of living with radiation. some people think cilantro tastes like soap - that makes sense - it cleanses. i dont mind the taste of soap but thats because i got used to it growing up - thank you mom . the article on nettles is interesting. read it - and if you want a months supply let me know and i will bring one in for you - both dried roots and stems. seems to be the cure for many ailments. blog needs new photos - hurry home augo!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
hey csaers! tomorrow it is now confirmed: you watched them hatch on the internet cant stop thinking about them since then, yes, the turkeys are in the house tomorrow!!!! the other exciting news is there is more dill coming tomorrow. barb says that the dill is played and yet i was bummed tonight that we didnt have any for a salad dressing. perfect the homemade salad dressing now and in the next few weeks because the lettuce is going off. no dorothy lynch and no f@@#$% wishbone. barb has posted info on a greens cooking class that is being put on by crops. not sure you need a class to say 10 seconds in boiling water but i love it and might go. swan song on radishes tomorrow. go big. heard good things about the roasted/balsamic technique. these might be good candidates for that - some are huge (but not old.)
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
If you haven't had time to check out the turkey cam, you should (see right). The brown one with the white spot on its head finally came out at 3:00am. Very long night for the anxious parents. Dad had to take some time off to play cards with the boys so I am doing the blog tonight. Tomorrow will be lettuce, radishes, cilantro, eggs and probably beet greens. See right for some new recipes. If you can't make it tomorrow, please let us know. Remember, the harvest is split between all of you so if you can't make it, your fellow CSA'ers will benefit. See you tomorrow!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
a little distracted here with the radar showing a big drench headed toward the farm. tomorrow is big spinach and radishes and not sure what else. definitely dill. i took a bunch of dill and chopped it up and then mixed it with olive oil and garlic - chopped a few hours before using for the allicin effect - and i think i dumped a whole can of anchovies in it (optional) the first night. kept making it all weekend. in short - pesto isnt just for basil anymore. we'll try cilantro soon and then parsley. tomorrow i am serving turkey sandwiches from 6 30 on. got tired of being "winged and taloned" everytime i fed the chickens by the big tom. he did his job though turk eggs are fertile and if you want to watch them hatch that is available on the county extension "eggcam" (seriously) - see link.