NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES
Ok, where'd summer go? We had 6 inches of snow out of nowhere! Luckily, most of our crops are doing ok, but our sprouts bit the dust. Dang. This week, we have some real special goodies: spring linden leaves are not to be missed. They are an excellent substitute for sugar if you dehydrate them and grind them up.
We have new friends at the farm: this week we adopted three geese from craigslist. They are honkey-dory in their new home. Two are Chinese, one is a Chinese/Tolouse cross. They are friendly and came pre-trained to whistles. Thank goodness.
During the bad weather this week we couldn't do much farming, so we expanded and improved our coops and other animal shelters. The animals seem to like it better!
Rat update: for those coming into the middle of the story, we adopted 3 baby field mice who were abandoned by their mother. This week, the rats learned how to shred things and climb. Sounds like they are ready for release! We're waiting for good weather to do so, because we'd hate for our labor to be lost when the rats don't know how to shelter themselves well. Rats are important to any ecology, and especially to agroecologies. We treat all our animals - wild and domestic - with a high degree of compassion.
>>>> New items
> Old items
Give us a call or an email if you want samples! Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.
-- GOODIES --
> Eggs (Duck) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY ORDER EARLY
> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)
>>>> Sprouts - due to frost, unusual limited availability
>>>> Meat shares - please inquire, not included in standard box price. Calf, lamb, kid (goat, not human, of course), turkey, chicken. These are from our farm neighbors, who raise them with no hormones or antibiotic, grazed, hayed and grained with no herbicide, pesticide or fertilizer, and are treated humanely. Perfect for you if you eat meat, and for your four-legged carnivore friends (dogs and cats) too!
-- VEGETABLES --
> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)
> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)
>>>> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)
> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)
> Thistle (also a liver support herb)
-- BEANS --
> Jacob’s Cattle
-- GRAIN --
> Sunflower (SEED)
-- HERBS --
> Garlic (BABY)
> Garlic (GREENS)
> Wild Onion (limited availability)
-- MEDICINE AND TEA --
> Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
> Cherry Blossoms
>>>> Lilac Blossoms
> Plum Blossoms
> Poplar (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
> Willow (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
> Yucca (ROOT)
-- ANIMAL FEEDS --
> Two legs
> Four legs
> Six legs
> Eight legs (?!) :::: )