Gosh it is cold out! And snowy! Yet it is amazing how the larks like to play in the weather. Butterball likes to run in and out of his home, getting snowy and wet, then going right back in. Dracula just stays inside all day. The spinach is holding on in our cold frames, but not growing much because of the cold. We’ll have to wait a little longer, probably. This week, Thomas farms has been kind enough to offer some of their chicken: the birds are compassionately and naturally raised in Elbert County. They’re raising money for a school trip to Washington, DC… so try the chicken!
NEW THIS WEEK:
Chicken from Thomas Farms
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 (sooner or later): spinach!