Moonstruck Farms CSA[ Member listing ]
09 Dec · Tue 2014
The last year or so is kind of a blur?? To say the least life got a little "out of control" with ailing neighbors in need of great help, a chicken and turkey season that took over our lives, computer after computer crash and so much more, but now onto the positive!! Here at Moonstruck we are enjoying turning things upside down, but we are not doing a lot of it on our own anymore. Thanks to my "Moonstruck Angel" things are looking amazing around here!! Yes, I have an employee, but I hate calling him that because he is so much more than that! So from hereon he will be referred to as the Moonstruck Angel. Both greenhouses are cleared, planted and ready to go. The 20x100 is full of salad mix and spinach and more and the 20 x40 is at about 90% completion of being converted to a "berry house". We have strawberries and blueberries in there. We had a lot of time thanks to my Moonstruck Angel to sit back and observe and absorb all the lessons I have learned over the last five years, and even though our summers hit the 100s we are still a very cold season microclimate here at Moonstruck, and the great news is so far the BERRIES love it!! So between the 300 fruit trees we put in and the expansion of berries we are doing this year you will be seeing a lot more fruit come from Moonstruck. We have a 20 x 100 field that gets hit horribly with the wind in the Spring and Summer and has never done very well so we are going to run a test on it this year with a small row cover of raspberries and if the results are stupendous we will convert the entire field to raspberries!! As always thank you all for your support through the years. Moonstruck signing off....but just for a little while.
Posted by Rowena @ 07:10 AM PST
04 Oct · Fri 2013
It is a really good thing I love my farm fresh chicken and turkey because they are giving me a run for my money!!! The other day I accidentally moved a feed bag too fast and every last turkey freaked out and the end result was a few bruises for me!! Yes, their wing span has to be over 3 feet and I am only 5' 6" so it does not take much for them to take me out!! I love the turkeys because 99% of the time they are extremely cool and docile...imagine a turkey saying "hey man, what's up" and kind of just gliding by peacefully, but if you upset them watch out!! They are bronze turkeys so you may see some quill marks on the skin, but you won't care after you taste them!! We made one the other day for my daughter's birthday and it was during the week so I threw it in the oven coated with oil, stuffed with an apple, an onion and a bunch of dried thyme and rosemary, and seared at 500 for 15 minutes and cooked for another 2 hours at 300 degrees...yes, 2 hours and 15 minutes for an almost 14 lb. turkey...they cook fast! They are nice and fresh and lean and boy was it delicious and so easy for a weekday meal and we enjoyed it for a day or two...my family loves turkey!! So if you need a turkey or some chicken to get through the winter (we shut down in about 4 weeks for the season) just email me at email@example.com. Moonstruck signing out.
Posted by Rowena @ 12:02 PM PDT
21 Sep · Sat 2013
As you may know we have not blogged for a while...boy are we busy!! And as we scramble to catch up we realized that we are in the final stretch for the poultry season!! Our organic 15-17 lb. turkeys are being harvested this week and next with the next size ranges following shortly after. We will be harvesting in the 15-17 lb. range, 18-20, 20-22, 22-24 and the "Oh my Gosh I'm not sure it will fit in the oven" size the beginning of November (we keep three of these for our family gatherings and we love leftovers, especially "me" the cook who does not have to cook for three to four days!!). We are also about to complete our organic chicken season with only two more harvests left before we shut down for the winter...sorry, way too hard to keep those little chicks warm during the winter so we just fill up our freezer and call it quits for six months!! Nothing like the beautiful view of a freezer full of farm fresh meats and even better the thought of not having to go to the grocery store!!! Can you tell I love to stay on the farm!! We are also making a run out to M&M Ranch for their organic peaches (we use these for our preserves until our trees start producing, hopefully next year!!) this week and they are $1.25/lb. so if you want me to pick you up some for your canning please just let me know and if you are looking for organic chicken or turkey just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will drop you all the details!
Posted by Rowena @ 11:49 AM PDT
22 Aug · Thu 2013
Well the turkeys are right around 10 lbs, which means we will be harvesting the turkeys for those of you who ordered a "Summer" turkey meaning 10-12 lbs. here soon. If you would like a small or a large turkey let me know. $10 deposit holds the turkey and you can specify a size range. We will most likely be harvesting at least every other week from now until 1st of November, and there are only 40 left unreserved. All fed wonderful Modesto Mills Organic feed with fresh water and sunshine...simple formula. Just email us at email@example.com for more information. We also have one side of beef available for the next year and one quarter-share of farm fresh pork. Hope everyone is keeping cool. I know I am looking forward to our beautiful Fall weather and a few thunderstorms would be nice for the pumpkin patch!!
Posted by Rowena @ 10:49 AM PDT
11 Jul · Mon 2011
Turkeys are coming in fast…the bashaws are harvesting again this week. I did have to recreate my turkey list (it blew away in a dust devil in Wrightwood) so if you have not heard from me and want a turkey please contact me and we have extra for anyone interested also. they will be delivered between july 20th and july 22nd except for smoked….they take a few extra weeks at the smoker. just indicate the following:
1. delivery point of Hesperia, phelan or Wrightwood coop or market.
2. fresh or smoked. Fresh is $2.50/pound Hesperia and phelan and $2.75/pound in Wrightwood.
Smoked is $4.50/pound in Hesperia and phelan and $4.75/pound in Wrightwood.
3. whole, cut in half or quartered.
Thank you for your support.
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Posted by Rowena @ 01:42 PM PDT
25 Dec · Sat 2010
I am on way outside…yes on Christmas to plant onions before the next storms come in…I am looking out my window and it is slowly coming in!! I am sure the storms will give me a lot more indoor time and greenhouse time later in the week….I love my greenhouse!!!
My blessings this year have been so abundant that saying “Thank You” just does not even begin to cover it!! But this Irish Blessing hopefully conveys a little of what I feel.
May you have warm words
On a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill
All the way to your door.
Merry Christmas everyone and thank you again for supporting all our local High Desert Farmers!!
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Posted by Rowena @ 10:33 AM PST