Well, this does not really show a fantastic picture, but all the little brown things on the ground are tree protectors on the trees....better pictures once they get bigger and bloom. The trees are just minus some mulching, tree protectors and tags. We also put some vetch in to see if it will do well as a living mulch. The vetch is already out in the West field and comes back for about 75% of the year to feed the chickens a high protein snack. The grapes are taking a little bit longer because they are being put on a area that was tractored quite a bit and so Michael and the granite are having a disagreement, but if anyone knows my husband the granite will lose. The last 40 holes along the fence line should go quickly and all grapes are on somewhat of a slope with a southern exposure for drainage and optimal light. They are all Cabernet and Merlot grapes except for four seedless Flame I added near the end (well Dave Wilson added them and I just kept instead of calling for the millionth time!!) We were shorted some trees and there is a little bit more room on the Southeast side so I think I will add 50 more this next year if all goes well and add in an additional apple, some pears and nectarines and maybe a couple olives. Saturday was my favorite working day of the four so far, and that is when all three of my girls were out there along with Olivia and her daughter Addie (alias Great Customers and Friends). It was "Girl Power" day and the energy made the day go so quickly and by far was almost the most productive....the day Michael augured almost all the tree holes takes 1st Place. Well, I am just a little tired to say the least, but note sore?? I guess I am in better shape than I thought...well one more day of planting and then Saturday is irrigation day right after it rains hopefully. Though I must say "Thank you Lord!!!", the rain, the snow, the weather for planting all was perfect!! This was a huge step for us and I was more than just a little anxious about getting this done, but then everything fell into place so perfectly!! It could not have gone any better!! One of our major goals this year has been to become "tourable", and I believe by the end of March we will be there. I went ahead and told a Boy Scout troop to come on out!! Can't wait and they even asked for a project to do....I can't wait...they are 1st and 2nd graders!! See ya all soon....Moonstruck signing out!!
Moonstruck Farms CSA[ Member listing ]
04 Oct · Tue 2011
Carnival winter squash $1.50/pound (beautiful green and yellow speckled Cinderella style. Picture on facebook)
Arugula $1.00/small bag.
Cherry belle radishes $0.50 (six)
Beets $1.00 (3 small)
Rainbow Swiss chard $1.50
Braising Greens $1.50
(Mixture of cooking greens including mustards, kales, Swiss Chard, Collards, Beet Greens)
Red Russian kale $1.50
Raveena eggplant (white elongated) $1.00 each
Heirloom Slicing tomatoes $2.00/pound
Cherry tomatoes $1.50/sandwich bag
Cooking Celery $1.00 (i almost have to pb size!)
patty squash 50 cents each
Red cipollini onion bags $0.75 (1/2 pound of small onions)
Shallots (4-5 cloves) $1.00
Basil $0.50 (approx. 3 stems)
Mint or chocolate mint $0.50
Lavender sachet $1.00
Farm fresh eggs $3.75
Pork Shares Available…approx. 10 pound packages…please ask for details. Bacon, sausage, pork chops, lunchmeat, ham slice etc. Package E is now sold out.
Summer Preorder Turkeys (13-18 pounds) $2.50/pound…they are in the freezer and ready for delivery. If you need a small turkey for thanksgiving grab one of these before they are gone.
Whole turkey pricing
$2.50/pound Fresh, whole.
$4.50/pound Smoked, whole, cut in half or quartered.
Cut portion only pricing
$3.00/pound fresh, leg/thigh
Thanksgiving Turkey Preorder List I have a couple fresh pick up at the farm thanksgiving turkeys available…had a few cancellations. $2.50/pound….two days before thanksgiving. (Fresh are the biggest 20-28 pounds)
There are plenty of turkeys that will be harvested in the month of November and frozen and/or sent to smoker. $2.50/pound. (approx. 15-20 pounds)
Thanksgiving smoked turkey $4.50/pound. Must be ordered by November 1st.
Whole by the pound in the 4-5.5 pound range
Following Cuts: $3.00/lb.
Chicken Thighs (4 pack)
Glencairn is no spray, no chemical fertilizers…noncertified organic.
Valencia navel oranges (small juice) $0.65/pound
red grapefruit (glencairn grapefruit is very sweet) $0.75 each.
Hass or pinkerton avocados $1.50 each.
More to come…find them at www.glencairnfarm.org
Valle View Ranch
Steve grows a few vegetables each year. This year he has the acorn squash and look for his beautiful Cinderella pumpkins soon.
Acorn squash $1.75/pound
yellow peaches $2.00/pound.
Yellow nectarines $2.00/pound
Brian Ranch Orchard
Congratulations to brian ranch for the following awards at the antelope valley fair. Three first prizes for golden supreme, royal gala and shinko asian pears. Two second prizes for rosi red bartletts and 20th century asian pears.
Kikusi asian pears $1.50/pound
Rosi red bartlett pears $1.50/pound
Bartlett pears $1.50/pound
Bronze beauty bosc $1.50/pound (good cooking/canning pear)
Braeburn Apples $1.50/pound
Golden supreme apples $1.50/pound
To enjoy what is going on with the fruit at Brian Ranch before it arrives please visit their blog at or go U Pick on the weekend.
Dirt Creek Soaps
Goats Milk Soaps – All Natural Ingredients $3.50
Lavender Rose, Lavender Vanilla, Spearmint Patchouli, Lemongrass/Clary Sage, Green Meadows (basil and citrus oils, it smells very fresh), Summer Spice (Clove, Peppermint and Rose), Citrus, Spring Flowers (floral blend with rose, yiang yiang, palmarosa and lemon), Clean Cut (orange, lemon and geranium), Brianna’s Bouquet (a blend that Brianna put together of rose, bergamot, lavender, juniper berry, amyris and patchouli).
Valhalla Soaps/Goat Milk
Goat Milk Soaps $4.50
Lavender Rose, Lemon, Cinnamon, Herbs N Egg Shells, Irish Oats N Honey, Lavender Eggshell.
Toners are designed to use on you face as a ph corrector but they double as a non-toxic hand sanitizer. I keep one in each car and use it after a dusty day working in the yard on my face with a cotton pad. Some are moisturizing with glycerin added. The scent comes from infusing with the flowers.
Lavender rose: witch hazel, alcohol, roses, lavender flowers, glycerin, hisbiscus
Chamomille: witch hazel, alcohol, chamomile flowers
Four oz spray bottles $6
Buzz-off spray $6.00
To fight those nasty insects: witch hazel, alcohol, glycerin, plus essential oils. I use this on my horse and my husband!
Little pillows that are pleasantly scented with herbs from my garden, essential oils, and seeds packaged in a silky cloth bag so you can keep them near and breath in the scents as you drift off to sleep. Mint, Lemon Balm, Lavender and Geranium essential oils
Approx 2 x 8 in $15
Sunflower, shea, coconut, coco butter, beeswax, vanilla bean, rosehip oil, vit C, E
In a twist off tub, $4.00
Rub into sore joints and muscles as needed, moisturizing also, Good for elbows and feet.
2 oz tub, $6.00
Coconut, shea, beeswax, arnica, eucalyptus, clove, lavender, rosemary essential oils
HangTen Skin ointment
.5 oz tins $4.00
Massage into wounds, sore skin, hangnails, etc for soothing healing.
Balm of Gilead, olive, beeswax, juniper, grapefruit oils
Posted by Rowena @ 07:56 PM PDT
31 Aug · Wed 2011
August through October are busy months around here at Moonstruck. The onions are being cured. The tomatoes are coming in and being frozen or canned. It is the beginning of apple season and thanks to Brian Ranch Orchard we are canning applesauce already. Peaches from Valle View Ranch were made into peach jam and the jalapenos are being frozen for Jalapeno Burgers or my favorite green salsa recipe!! This is not to mention the root crops are being squeezed in everywhere they can be and the greenhouses are being prepped for lettuce and the doors will be shut soon with the approaching Fall weather. I woke up this morning and it was 62...time to close up the old greenhouse I told Michael. I will vent with the front door and the above head irrigation for the remaining hot days. We need to preserve as much of the ground temperature as we can and if we don't close up at night we will lose tons!! The pigs are feasting on the extra large zucchini, patty pans, cracked tomatoes and lots of eggs...their absolute favorite!! Filet is becoming friendlier each day and her tongue is now licking me every chance she gets...it actually abraised my hand today....maybe she is seeing how I would taste!! The chickens are laying like crazy so eggs are being frozen for winter baking so that more eggs will be available to the customers and eggs are being tucked in the refrigerator for hard boiled...yes they have to get old to be easily peeled!! We also found a great spot for the cellar and just prior to the 50 new fruit trees arriving in January we will dig the 50 holes and the cellar hole...basically we have decided to build another small basement. We know how to do block walls so might as well stick with what we know best. Thanks for all your support...we would not be where we are without everyone's support....customers and fellow farmers!! Moonstruck signing out!
Posted by Rowena @ 08:49 PM PDT