In the GreenHouse….
Our over wintering beets have begin to come up, will be handy for some greens and beats in the spring. We also have some chicory now working its way up with broccoli and a few other things to plant once we get our tomatoes out hopefully this week. Fall seems to be our best green house gardening season.
In the Kitchen...
Then there was three eggs…. and now we get 8-9 a day. Thats 56 a week! More than we will probably use. For now we have a rotating 4 dozen and knowing they are good for a month I'm going to feel things out before we start sharing eggs or selling them. Our $20 an egg price will go down very quickly :D The yokes are SO yellow its amazing! And the chickens are fun to watch and handy in the yard. We are enjoying this chicken adventure!
Hundreds of cherry tomatoes still coming from our greenhouse! Our poor Roma's and Beef tomatoes just didn't make it this year which is really what I was hoping for so we could put up some sauce. For this year though, God knows best, there would not have been time for such a project. These Cherry's and our Plum tomatoes gave us 3 gallons of dehydrated toms though with more to come and plenty to eat fresh!
Feeling Hoppy?! My hubby was when he harvested these beautiful hops from his single hop plant. Into the dehydrator they went and now sit in a 1/2 gallon canning jar until we decide what their final fate is. Perhaps just to sniff now and then or a small batch of homemade beer… or herbal concoction for St. Fiacre's Etsy shop. We will see!
The Farm Store...
We are still adding like crazy to our Etsy shop! Preping for now TWO events in December and maybe even a third one in November. A new batch of Arnica salve is in our shop ready to be delivered to your home! Sweet smelling shea butter with its wonderful healing properties combined with the wonderful medicinal flowers of arnica montana, great for bruises and bumps essential for any mother with young ones!
Introducing a new addition to our shop! Plantain salve! I love this plant for its many wonderful uses but we use it most commonly for open wounds, cuts, scrapes, bleeding of any sort. We have it growing all over our yard. Just last month I was cutting off tomato vines with some sharp kitchen scissors and missed. I took a chunk off the top of my finger and was bleeding all over. I had my son run and grab be a plantain leaf, chewed it up to make a spit polstice and placed it on my wound. within minutes the bleeding stopped and coagulated. It was healed within a couple of days. So amazing! A few days later I decided a salve would be much more convenient and that I really better get to it! So here is be :) Thank you for checking in on our farm this month. We hope to continue growing and sharing!
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Howdy from our farm to your home! It is said that the, "farm is the nursery of the family," and that "the family is the nursery of the nation." We hope you enjoy your visit to our blog as we share with you the happenings on our little "nursery". Thank you for following us on our journey and watching us GROW! Read more about our farm HERE.
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