Thursday, July 30, 2009
Yes, Ben and I are opening up the farm for an afternoon so that you all can come see, in person, what we've been up to this season. So, please come by the farm this Sunday, August 2nd, between noon and 6:00pm, take a tour, have some iced tea with us, and bring your friends! We hope to see you soon!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Every year Bethany Church holds the Talent and Treasure auction as a fundraiser. This year we decided to donate a tea luncheon for 6 to take place here at the farm. So last weekend 6 ladies came over to our house all decked out in mudboots and tea hats, ready for an agricultural spin on a tea party.
Our afternoon began with a tour of the farm. I showed them the fields and the flower garden, the pigs and the chickens while answering questions about cover crops and local agriculture.
The tour ended in the CSA pick up area, which we had turned into the ultimate tea party location.
There were cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwhiches on freshly baked homemade bread, a lovely local salad, a frittata, salad turnips and dressing, lemon squares, and a delicious spread of fruits.
The ladies enjoyed tea, both iced and hot, as they sat together in the barn tea room laughing and sharing stories.
We are hoping to make this luncheon an annual event, so keep your eye out for it next year in the Talent and Treasure Auction!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Well, we finally got our huge tomato transplants out into the field.
They are all trellised between wooden teepees made from wood seconds from the Howards in town. We have four different varieties: Buffalo (your basic red all purpose tomato), Pruden's Purple (which is an heirloom that's pinkish purple and deliciously sweet), Green Zebra (a yellow and green striped tomato...
also quite tasty), and Striped German (a yellow and orange/red tomato that's perhaps my favorite tomato of all).
They already have flowers on them, so fruit is on its way!
Here are the chicks! I know you've all been waiting to see their little faces... Ben has been working hard to make their new
home in the chicken coup (where the pigs started out) as safe and comfortable as possible. They seem really happy.
And finally, I'll leave you with some more lovely pictures from our days here at the farm...