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We Were Expecting Rain

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Wednesday March 07, 2012   -   By Twilya

We thought it was going to rain…   … but it did not.   Today is windy but still dry and at this point it is likely our chance for rain has passed.   Because we thought it was going to rain we busied ourselves with a few...

Heirloom Peppers and a Long Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday February 19, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was another productive day. Although, I wish I could have attended worship this morning. Nonetheless, I was able to complete the manure detail. It is all spread and ready for the ground to be worked down this spring. I worked on the seed room and...

An Exciting Season Just Around the Corner

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 16, 2012   -   By Jeff

Well another day without being able to spread manure. Maybe tomorrow if it remains frozen in the field. I certainly do not want to make a big mess out of the ground by driving over it and packing it all down because it is too muddy. I am going to try it this...

Valentine's Day

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday February 16, 2012   -   By Twilya

Valentine's Day at L'Ecuyer Gardens was spent planting AND reaping.  I started an additional tray of tomatoes.  This week we started Rouge D'Irak, the Great White and Beefsteak.  Also planted are some additional petunias and...

Christmas Turkeys!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Sunday November 27, 2011   -   By Rowena

Fortunately and unfortunately the Bashaws had quite a few last minute cancellations.   The good news is that there are Christmas turkeys available, but only for a limited time.  In about a week I am going to start making turkey sausage!! ...

Turkey Stock and Brine Recipe

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Sunday November 20, 2011   -   By Rowena

Sorry it took me so long!! Happy Thanksgiving!!   Basic Vegetable Stock For Turkey Brine or Soup (You need a double recipe for the brine) (You can buy vegetable stock if you want too, but this is really...

Moonstruck Shopping List

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Tuesday October 04, 2011   -   By Rowena

MOONSTRUCK FARMS CSA SHOPPING LIST 10/05-10/08/2011 Moonstruck Farms     Carnival winter squash $1.50/pound (beautiful green and yellow speckled Cinderella style. Picture on facebook)   ...

Thank goodness!

Blog: Sunrise Farm   -   Monday June 27, 2011   -   By Jetboy

Whew! Best start in four years due to timing of the rain this year. It's wet but we are picking some things now. See the market list on the home page for more information. We've had a couple of really strong storms in last two weeks but so far the veggies have...

Lots of produce here at farm...market cancelled.

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Thursday March 24, 2011   -   By Rowena

Well Murphy's Law prevailed...I did the largest harvest this winter and sold a fair amount in Phelan so I came home and harvested more...did not check my email and sure enough Wrightwood is cancelled.  I will be here in the morning with farm open 8-12...

Market Day

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Friday March 11, 2011   -   By Rowena

The last few days are a total blur...started Wednesday with a little planting, some bok choy, tatsoi, more spinach and of course a sprinkling of radishes and green onions.  A market gardener plants in a completely different pattern than most conventional...

Copra Onions

Blog: Fitzgerald's Family Farm, LLC   -   Tuesday March 08, 2011   -   By Sharon

This year I decided to try starting my onions from seeds rather than from sets.  Sets are when you buy little baby onions and plant them to grow into larger onions.  It's a lot less expensive to start them from seed and if it doesn't work, I figure I...

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CAMEL!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Thursday February 10, 2011   -   By Rowena

Giddyup Ponies came to market today and brought a full petting zoo..there were baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats (I picked out a little buck...just what I was looking for!!), baby Pot Belly, baby sheep, duck, chicken cockatiel, rabbit and a CAMEL!!  It as so much...

Thank you for your support!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By Rowena

A family came to the farm today from the city....they were lost  parked on the corner of my property with me and the chickens waving at them trying to get their attention. I was so self-conscious because my place is more of a construction zone than a farm...

What a beautiful day!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Monday December 27, 2010   -   By Rowena

Wow, what a day.  This is my favorite time of year to work outside...yes I know that does not follow the norm, but I am a winter person and I love working hard and not pouring sweat.  45 degrees with no wind is perfect working weather!!  I don't...

Fall vegies available

Blog: My Busy Acre   -   Tuesday November 23, 2010   -   By Bradley

We still have available the following items: Buttercup and Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Red, White and Yellow Onions, and Pumpkins.

Garlic and the Flavorful Foursome

Blog: Christopher Ranch   -   Monday November 15, 2010   -   By Justin

Oh, yes, without a doubt my favorite headline of the week was: “Martha Stewart Liquors Up Turkey Before The Slaughter!” Have to admire Martha’s somewhat humane way of making the Thanksgiving experience less painful for the birds, but if she really wants them...

How to Caramelize Onions

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday October 28, 2010   -   By Cynthia

Patience grasshopper. Watch these men do nothing while everything happens in the pan.  Watch here: http://www.cookusinterruptus.com/index.p hp?video_id=238  

Poached Salmon Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and G...

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday September 15, 2010   -   By Cynthia

  (Not the masters of their domain) Startling news revealed by Ward as Cynthia prepares this savory, mouth-watering salad from one of her favorite cookbooks. Blanched green beans, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes and wild salmon gently poached...

Quick Red Onion Pickles

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday September 09, 2010   -   By Cynthia

(Ward goes fishing) Very handy to keep a jar of this bright colored condiment around.  Perks up sandwiches, salads and super easy to make. Watch video and find printable recipe here. Our third annual haiku contest in progress.  Giving away 3...

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