Thunder Cake

Thunder storms are now an exciting, anticipate phenomenon in our home, thanks to the lovely book by Patricia Polacco, Thunder Cake. Ingredients: 1 cup shortening (we use butter) 1 3⁄4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs, separated 1 cup cold water 1⁄3 cup tomato puree 2 1⁄2 cups cake flour 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder…

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut butter is a favorite in our home. And this peanut butter popcorn has proven to be a ‘go-to’ family recipe! How to make peanut butter popcorn: Have warm in oven: 2 quarts popped popcorn Cook to rolling boil:                  1/2 Cup sugar                  1/2 Cup honey Remove from heat and add:                  1/2 Cup…

Mulch Layer

New this year is our mulch layer! It should save hours of labor of weeding. We are using this mulch layer on beds containing our large transplants (like broccoli, cabbage, squash etc.). It is 100% biodegradable in 6 months time and is made from starch. In addition to laying mulch it will lay two lines…

Planting Begins!

We are thankful for every sunny day we get as the ground is drying out after winter. Things are now dry enough to start planting some cold hardy transplants out! All our leeks and onions are now in the ground. Greenhouses are also starting to be seeded in preparation for our first harvests in June.

Spring Seedlings

Despite the 3″ of wet snow we woke up to today our seedlings are well underway and starting to spill over out of our sun room! We are slowly beginning their transition outside to the seedling house and as weather permits to the fields. It is always a touch and go time of year as…