NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES
The baby prairie dogs are scampering and it must be springtime. Except its already June! The ground is so cold and wet we are going to have to replant our squash seeds! Luckily, some things enjoy the weather: the linden leaves are absolutely wonderful this year, as are the dandelions and our pine teas. And the ducks and geese are very happy indeed. Every year has something special to enjoy!
This week we have treats from our greenhouse: look under the goodies section!
We were busy building up greenhouses for our tomatoes and peppers, which are not liking la nina too much. That was a lot of work!
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, we released them into a sheltered corner of our farm! We will miss them. 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 --
>>>> Greenhouse lettuce! - LIMITED AVAILABILITY ORDER EARLY!
> 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 - Greenhouse is being used to shelter tomatoes and peppers, so please order one week in advance
> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch. These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds. He raises holsteins. In the hard economic times, he is adjusting his prices to allow microshares. If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for!
* 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing
* 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing
* 1/8 Beef Share: $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing
* 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing
* 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing
-- 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 --
>>>> Juniper (BERRIES)
> Garlic (BABY)
> Garlic (GREENS)
>>>> Garlic (WILD)
> 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 (?!) :::: )