Monthly Archives: July 2012

Don’t Mess with Poultry.

I am going to link you to a story that may be one of the funniest I have read in a long time. It is also a cautionary tale about what happens when you play practical jokes on animals, they always seem to have a way of turning on you.

 “What I Learned From Poultry” 

By Diana Barker

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I’m Farming and I Grow It

Ok so we don’t have a herd of cattle to give us funny looks when we dance around, but we do have some goats! Although, I think they are less judgmental.

Have a Lovely Weekend!

 

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Do you have any exciting plans this weekend? My plan is to stay as cool as possible! If you are down our way ( in Newark, DE) swing by and lend a hand, it will be much appreciated (plus you can meet the goats and chickens). If you would like to visit us this weekend or at any time please be sure to contact us for the address. 

Entertaining links for the weekend:

9 Tricks to Beat the Heat without turning up the ac! 

DIY sisal rope bowl useful and picturesque. 

Flush with herbs and craving BBQ a herb basting brush is just the thing. They also make nice hostess gifts!

Wineberries, I’ve already spotted several bushes that are filled with them.  

My childhood dream has finally been realized! Its time for daisy chains.

I need to make goat cheese soon. 

Possum living.

Cooking with Clara, making dandelion salad. She is so cute! 

Greedy Goat

Someone seems won over by gifts of fresh greens.

Founding Gardeners

Interesting reading for July 4th!

“Founding Gardeners” by Andrea Wulf explores the botanical interests of the men who founded the United States of America. The book allows one to take a second look at these historical figures who are often only portrayed within the key brush strokes of our history. I found myself surprised that they had other interests, besides fighting and drafting new countries (silly I know). I think this book also holds a contagious excitement for gardening and farming. It shows all of the experimentation and creativity involved in the art of cultivating plants.

After “Founding Gardeners” fills you with a new zest for gardening, know that you are always welcome to come and experience it all first hand at our farm!

 

Enjoy those fireworks!

-Kristina

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Hello, Oh! Farm readers my name is Kristina and I will be posting here from time to time. I hope to bring you new recipes, interesting goings on at the farm, quirky facts, and news on exciting events that we will be hosting.

Speaking of recipes, is any one flush with wonderful veggies that must be used quickly? Let me know in the comments section so I can post the recipes that you need most.

When I have a ton of fruit or veggies on hand I like to freeze them. Now this has its limits, mostly because of the unfortunate physical limits of my freezer. Despite this I believe there are about six pounds of strawberries, eight and a half pounds of sour pie cherries (I’m sure on this one because I pitted them all by hand), and about ten pounds of peas stashed in mine.

Here are some helpful links all about freezing:

Fruits

Freezing advice 

Veggies

What I’m interested in exploring next is small batch preserving or canning. But that is another post!