Crazy Weather of 2017

From rain to snow to monsoon. This May has been a roller coaster month of crazy weather. Crops are struggling to thrive in the cold, but thankfully none have succumbed to the extreme weather.

Mud-luscious

In Just – by E.E. Cummings in Just- spring     when the world is mud – luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and…

Last of the Sugaring

Today wrapped up the last of the maple sugar collecting for the season. Although it was a strange year weather-wise, it has been a record one for the amount of syrup we made. Even though the sap is still running we had the help and beautiful weather to make pulling the buckets and taps a…

Spring Seedlings Emerge from the Basement!

For the past three years of starting our own seedlings  for the farm, we have graduated from the basement to a new “sunroom” fully equipped with potting bench, warming racks, grow lights, running water, and heat! It is quite an upgrade, which we hope will be reflected in the quality of our seedlings. It is certainly easier…

Inside-out Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is here! Ingredients: Topping 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed), light or dark 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature Filling 1 cup (8-ounce package) cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Muffins 1 cup pumpkin or squash purée 2…

At Long Last…

We have finally completed the greenhouse we started building this spring through a grant from the NRCS! Building this large of a project could not have been done without many hands… leveling the land, building the frame, putting the arches in place and covering with plastic. It looks like the project was completed just in…

Upside Down Sweet Onion Cornbread

Pretty on the plate and tasty on the tongue! You may notice that this recipe is a close repeat of Jalapeno Cornbread, but with the added beauty of cooked onion. Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1 egg…

Fall Harvest

Fall leaves, blue skies, crisp air…pumpkin harvest! Nothing says fall more than these. All the pumpkins and winter squash are safe in the barn with the help of many hands! In a matter of just over an hour we had the field picked clean. Thanks to family and friends for their help!

Roasted Delicata Squash

This is the first time we have grown Delicata squash, but it is definitely a do over! One thing to love about Delicata is it’s thin skin. This makes the fruit easy to cut and prepare. No hacking required! And when thinly sliced and roasted, the skin can be eaten along with the flesh. Some…

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

This is easiest way I have found to cook spaghetti squash, and one of the reasons we eat it so often. Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash Instructions Pierce spaghetti squash skin in multiple places with a knife. Place in microwave and microwave on medium-high in 5 minute increments. Rotate spaghetti squash every 5 minutes until soft…

Zucchini Latkes with Tatziki Sauce

Surprisingly well paired… fried zucchini latkes (pancakes) and creamy cucumber tatziki! Zucchini and cucumber season are coming to an end, so now is the time to try this out. Ingredients Zucchini Latkes: 2 large zucchini, about 1 pound, shredded 1 small onion, chopped 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt oil for…