This morning we picked bok choy and have it in the stand for $3.00 per bag.
We also have spinach, kale, herbs, Turkey Red wheat berries, plenty of eggs and plants (heirloom tomato and herb).
A customer who bought the wheat berries said he sprouted them and used the wheat grass in his green juice. I thought that was a great idea and plan to try it after all the planting is finished.
I found a baby oak while I was weeding the garlic. So glad I didn’t use the tiller.
Baby Australorp chicks
100 baby tomato plants in the ground.
We have Turkey Red wheat berries in the stand. You can grind them into flour, sprout/dry and grind them, cook them for an addition to a salad or veggie dish. Turkey Red is an old wheat variety brought to this country from Ukrain. It has not been altered like modern wheat and we grow it without insecticide, fungicide or chemical fertilizer. Because it’s a hard red winter wheat, it makes great bread!
We’re selling it in a 26 oz container for $3.00.
We also have plenty of eggs, heirloom tomato plants and herb plants in the stand.
We are starting to pick asparagus and have a few bags in the stand. $5.00 for a 1 pound bag
Jill thinned her bok choy and has some bagged for $2.00 each
Our heirloom tomato plants are ready and the weather should be warm enough by next weekend to plant them. We also have several types of herb plants that are ready for planting -dill, parsley, cilantro and thyme can all be planted now. Basil needs consistently warm temps. If you plan to put it in a container, you can plant it now and bring it in if it will be below 50 degrees. The rest of the herbs are in the stand. The basil is still in the greenhouse so if you’re looking for it now, send me a note or call ahead 815 467 5259 to make sure we’re home.
All plants are $2.00 each
It was an exciting day at Creekside Natural Farm. We started planting our pollinator habitat! The seed mix has several varieties of prarie grass and about 30 different flowers. We are planting 18 acres to add to the 10 we already have. It will be bordered on 2 sides by our creeks where we have been planting trees and shrubs to benefit birds and pollinators.
Our neighbor is restoring his dad’s 1948 Alis Chalmers G tractor and it will soon be coming to live at Creekside Natural Farm! Can’t wait to use it for planting and cultivating sweet corn and other veggies.
Luna Lu is officially a big girl and tonight she had her last bottle feeding. It’s a bittersweet night.
We decided it was time to move our favorite rooster Uncle Smoky in with the alpacas so he could spend his retirement in peace. Our younger rooster wanted to be the boss and we didn’t want our boy to be picked on. We also moved a hen in with him so he wouldn’t be lonely.