"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, September 28, 2016

CSA 9.29

This is a very special birthday edition of CSA. Happy Birthday to John Keeling!
To celebrate this hot, sweet guy.... you get honey and hot sauce.
More butternut squash as well...and of course tomatoes.

This is the second to last CSA-- so for those of you on installment plans, plan on installing.

Don't forget the croquet party and pig roast on the 15th.

See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CSA 9.22

Lots of important updates to pass along:
1. Due to inclement weather Saturday, the croquet party has been moved to the 15th. I hope you all can still make it.

2. 4 kittens at farm (see photo). CSA member Angela held all four and can vouch for their high levels of cuddle. They will be available, for a special CSA member rate of free, at the party.

3. Augo hits town tonight and, rumor has it, will be at CSA tomorrow. For those of you who haven't met Augo...he was, and continues to be (even from Austin), our right hand man at the farm...and Mabel's best friend.

4. Brangelina broke up! (This one is just to add a little Ross flavor to the post).

Butternut squash, more hot sauce, tomatoes, peppers and melons for those that have not received one yet. Eggs are light this week...so will probably just wait until next week to give those. If you are in dire need, let me know, though, and I can get you some.

 We plan on just a few more weeks of this (finishing Oct 6) as apparently the grasshoppers signed up for our CSA and ate all our fall plantings. We plan on planting the hoop house this week and having a few special editions of CSA later this fall when we harvest the greens and lettuce. Honey will be coming before we end, however. Our bees were late in capping it so we are a little behind.

Really need bags tomorrow.

See you soon!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016


loads of tomatoes  - make one of those oven roasted tomato sauces its ridiculous.
prez campaign is getting kind of surreal. the main political issues of this campaign are hillarys health and trumps ego. croquet course is shaping up - more cayenne if your out. its more health tonic than hot sauce.  next batch we will go for more of a hot sauce.  its barb and my golden anniversary - 14th on the 14th.  barb will probably be warn out tomorrow from the ballroom dancing. go easy on her.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

csa TH

i wanted to have a "very special csa" tomorrow at the farm and we were going to sit around and watch the chickens eat grasshoppers.  its a great show.  tomatoes are pretty good tomorrow thanks to thirty five plants i put in a hugelkultur and have never watered.  they are killing it. they are also bushes and the g hops cant get to the fruit like they can on the strings.  grasshoppers like the big tomatoes. watermelons are starting to ripen.  they have a thick rind but its pretty sweet as well.  tabasco sauce - will stop a heart attack in less than two minutes, palpitations in 30 secs. your heart problems are in the rear view mirror.  cayenne on all herbalists top five.