Black Dog Farms

  (Twin Falls, Idaho)
Eatin' Good, Livin' Good
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Radish Tester

Checking on the garden/farm/plot this morning I found that my little test area of radishes is going crazy. About 50 of them are poking up and getting a bit larger.

Every year I plant a small test area of something that I have never tried before. Now, just the for the record, yes, I have planted radishes before. Many times. Just not these radishes. I am testing out a winter radish. They take a bit longer to get going than typical radishes, but supposedly they store over the winter. From what I have read, cooks prefer them stir fried rather than fresh.

 This morning I ate a few of them, just to see how they tasted. Impressive. All of my farm box owners will be getting a taste as well later on in the season. 

So far, so good!

 
 

Culinary Internship

We at Black Dog Farms are currently seeking a culinary student who would like to participate in a summer internship program. The intern would be responsible for coming up with recipes that would include vegetables that we grow here at Black Dog Farms. The recipes would be added to our weekly newsletter and our website. 

We would prefer an intern who is currently attending either a culinary, cooking, or related type of formal program.  If possible, we would register through your schools internship program, in order to get you some credit. Local residence is not critical due to modern technology.

If anyone is interested, please email me.

 
 

Going Higher Tech

 For years I have used good old Excel in order to keep track of my business. Debits, credits, sales, etc. When I first started using a simple spreadsheet, back in the early 90's, it seemed like a wonderful invention. I would sit down every night and input all of the days pertinent entries. Every so often I would add another column or calculation to my little spreadsheet, which over time, became a pretty complicated form. But the best part of it was, I still just needed to enter a few numbers for the day, and in an instant, I knew if I was in the black or the red, and by how much. 

Starting a few months ago I began using Quickoffice on my smart phone. It looks a lot like Excel but some of the formulas are a bit different. While I am still learning how to set it up properly, it is already speeding things up for me. Instead of sitting down at a PC every night, I now simply enter the numbers right after they happen. In addition, I photograph every single receipt or check and then, when I get back to the office, send them to my printer via Bluetooth.

Last night I started looking at Android apps that would make this whole thing even faster and easier while still retaining the ability to keep very accurate books and god backups. I am still researching but if anyone has any ideas please forward them to me. Thanks.

 

 


 
 

2 Weeks Left!

For anyone who missed the March special of $650 for a farm share, right now we are selling a share for only $700. On  May 1st the price will go up to $750.Typically we are sold out by the end of April though.

Email me with any questions please.


 
 

Do They Let Their Kids Eat That Stuff?

This morning, while running an errand, I happened to be driving by a local food growing establishment. A farm. I happen to know where they sell the "food" that they grow and I do not want it. Not after this morning.

A tractor was driving up and down the rows spraying some chemical out of an overhead device. I could smell whatever it was and at least to me, it did not smell like something that I would want to eat.

Yeah I know. Just wash my food off. Right. I am going to have to pass on that.


 
 
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