Category Archives: 3. 2013 Harvest
We have so many things happening this week that we can’t share it all. But here are a few of them. Honey bees pollinating lovely lettuce picked, washed and spun Local goats milk and honey soap Glass Gem and sweet … Continue reading
In an effort to give Thomas as much “eating time” as possible, I’ve been leaving the barn lights on for a couple of hours after dark. When I go out to turn them off, I offer Thomas some feed before … Continue reading
Thomas has his coat on, everyone (alpacas,chickens and Tiger) has lots of fresh straw, the alpacas have high value hay , all the heated water has electrolytes and the heater is running in the barn just long enough to take … Continue reading
Wishing a happy and safe Halloween to our friends and family.
Uncle.Smoky is happy when the alpacas are out of his way and he can eat out of their bowls. He doesn’t care to eat off the floor like a “common” rooster.
A beautiful day for making hay. And Eclipse thinks the hay is better in her neighbors feeder – LOL
Thank you to the person who left these chicken supplies in the stand. We can never have too many supplies!
We have an abundance of lovely peppers – mostly sweet except for the jalapenos. They include Melrose, yellow Italian fryers, colored bells and sweet little mini peppers. We also have okra, beans, lemon squash, eggplant, a variety of potatoes, garlic, … Continue reading
We are set up at the 3 French Hens market and the rain is done. Yay!!! We will be here until 2.
Lots going on this past week at Creekside Natural Farm! We’re picking my favorite summer Squash -Lemon squash. It’s so yummy I sometimes eat it raw. And, the alpacas love to too. We started picking sweet corn and sold out … Continue reading
New tomato variety of the day – Missouri Love Apple. It’s as delicious as it looks
We are set up at the 3 French Hens Market in Morris with lots of lovely veggies. We will be here until 2 so come see us!
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our friends and family.
Happy 5 month birthday to our sweet girl Luna Lu. She had a rough start but with a little help from her friends, she’s made a full recovery and weighed in at 62 pounds this morning!
The lovely Meredith is loving the kale. Our cover crop serves double duty. The chickens and alpacas love it and it also improves our soil for next year’s crops.
All set up at the market with garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, okra, peppers, eggplant, beans and Sri alpaca yarn. Lots of vendors with beautiful fall decorations and beautiful weather!
We finally had enough tomatoes for a batch of fresh salsa.
This mornings discovery – when you add yogurt to the milk, the hole in the nipple needs to be a little larger. After trying to give Luna her last feeding last night and first this morning and watching her struggle … Continue reading
Thomas Magnum is growing quickly and Luna and her mother Eclipse are back home from U of I and happy to be in the pasture. Although it took Luna a little time to get used to the heat after spending … Continue reading
the sun has finally come out and we were able to get the hay cut a raked. Now to get it all baled and inside