Hello from your favorite farm in Agate!
These last two weeks were sure cold! The spinaches beginning to take hold of our cold frames are slowing down noticeably, and all the animals are becoming homebodies. This means extra work for us, as we keep their pens tidy and clean. The manure is put into the soil where it is eaten by the microorganisms still active through the winter and prepares our soil for springtime: manure in last year's aisles prepares next year's beds!
NEW THIS WEEK:
Fresh snow, ice and cold wind. Free. Take as much as you like. Pick up at the farm only. Limited, while supplies last.
READY FOR THE COOK:
Beef Sausages - - - traditional recipe from Europe. Hot or mild.
Mushroom pasta - - - We served this to some hardy volunteers, and they liked it! Either ask for pasta included or not. Portabello and oyster mushrooms, wheat, and natural olive oil, with a spice packet!
Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes.
December rose hip tea - - - rose hips, pine needles and cottonwood. This will perk you up, a warm drink on a cold night.
Black eyed peas
Next harvest estimated in Spring
Next harvest, estimated in Summer
~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)
Mung bean sprouts (early harvest - warm winter!) - planted only upon demand
Coming soon: spinach! Just sprouting.