Cypress Lake Naturals

  (Bonham, Texas)
Naturally grown using organic practices - no pesticides
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The Poor Thing

Today a chicken went swimming. I thought it was odd that I wasn't hearing my grandson in the yard anymore. But I was busy giving water and carrot tops to the rabbits. When I finally did go into the house, my grandson said, "Grandma, the chicken went under the water and now it's almost dead." I knew no chicken in its right mind would go swimming without help so...I went looking to see how bad the damage was.

I found the poor little thing under the best shelter it could find, shivering in the cool breeze, totally soaked and definitely on the verge of something. I found an old shirt and dried it off as best I could, gave it even more shelter, a little food, rubbed it some more, said a prayer and hoped for the best.

Later today we went to check on it and it apparently recuperated sufficiently to get down out of the nesting box and carry on with normal activity! We were all relieved, most of all my grandson. He felt so bad when he realized that the chicken was dying because of his inventive curiosity.

Never a dull moment at Cypress Lake Ranch.

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What's in our Spring Garden

Week of May 15th - Yesterday we sent collards, baby carrots, arugula, baby romaine lettuces, standard romaine lettuce, mesclun mixture (from organic seed), mixed looseleaf lettuce, cilantro, heirloom Tom Thumb lettuce, turnips, Giant Fordhook Swiss Chard, baby beets, Siberian Kale and onions  to our partner CSA, Squeezepenny CSA. Delivers today were to go to Plano, McKinney and Frisco. What a sense of satisfaction to see all of that locally grown, pesticide free produce go to homes where they will be enjoyed and appreciated.

At home our dinner included a pot roast with carrots, onions and new potatoes we stole from under a few of our potato plants. Along with it we served arugula with a dressing of olive oil and salt and pickled beets. For desert we had fresh apple crisp and everyone commented that we hadn't had apple crisp in a long time. The apples were still leftover from last fall from a fellow local farmer.

The tomatoes are growing well and we're getting ready to stake them up. But one volunteer tomato that turns out to be a cherry tomato, already has fruit setting. We gave it a home on the porch.

We're open for business and have lots more of all of these wonderful vegetables for you to enjoy. Come for a visit. We'll enjoy chatting with you!

 
 

Mesclun and Microgreens

You know Spring is really here when you can make salad from your own garden. Alternatively, you can make salad from my own garden; from Cypress Lake Naturals, to be exact. No grocery store can compare with the great variety of spring greens available from the garden.

We had the privilege of providing a veritable smorgasbord of greens for a dinner for about 125 people last Friday night benefiting the Plano Farmers' Market.

And we've been having greens ourselves every evening for dinner. Last night it was spinach greens, fresh pecans and dried cranberries with a light dressing of olive oil and wine vinegar. It was the perfect complement to our freshly made Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas from our own pastured poultry.

So if you're into eating spring greens and would like to know for sure they haven't been covered in pesticides or anything else that you might not want to put in your body, come and check us out.

Just give us a call ahead of time to make sure we're here.

 

 
 
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