Category Archives: 5. 2012 Harvest
This fall I will be making and selling fruit pies. Bill is enjoying my practice pies!
This morning I took the lovely Meredith and a dozen fertilized eggs to Jones School. Merideth came from the eggs we donated last year and the kids were really excited to see her.
Mr. Big (the rooster) has been living with our little boy alpacas because the hens were picking at his feathered feet. A few days ago Lexi … Continue reading
Cucumbers, tomatoes and basil sprouting in the greenhouse, a volunteer petunia, daisies and my view of Jet through the greenhouse window..
Eclipse is our new “maiden” girl. She’s about half the size of the other girls, but she doesn’t let them push her away from her dinner bowl!
Working in the greenhouse today.
I’ve been busy ordering this morning – 300 strawberry plants, 150 asparagus plants & 17 lbs of seed potatoes!
We will have eggs throughout the winter. If you are interested in chickens or lamb, we are almost sold out of both. We’ve finished most of our fall chores just in time. The garlic is planted, the dead plants have been … Continue reading
We had a very productive day yesterday. We left @ 4 am to head down to Arthur, IL for chicken processing and came home @ 5 pm with 103 packaged chickens in the freezer, 3 gallons of real (raw) milk … Continue reading
We have bok choy (Chinese cabbage) in the cooler. It has a very mild flavor because of the cool weather. It’s great in stir fry or can be sauteed in olive oil with some garlic like other greens. $4.00 per bag
We have a limited amount of lamb available. They came here the 1st of May from an organic farm in Shefield,IL that raises Katahdin sheep. Katahdin sheep have been developed to have a mild tasting meat. They don’t have wool … Continue reading
U of I will be hosting a Field Day at Creekside Natural Farm on Oct. 19th from 9 till noon. The fee is $5.00 per person to cover refreshments. If you would like to get a closer look … Continue reading
I made what will be our last batch of Heirloom Tomato Salsa for the season. Same ingredients as previous batch except this time I roasted the garlic instead of the peppers.
Fortunately we did not get a frost last night! Our tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, okra & cucumbers will continue to produce until we do – hopefully not for a few more weeks.
Here is a list of what we have in the stand today: Lots of heirloom tomatoes including Cherokee Purple & Mortgage Lifter Cherry tomatoes – Sungold, Black Cherry & Sweet 100 Purple tomatillos Garlic Peppers – large and small bell … Continue reading
FYI for all the salsa lovers – just put a fresh batch in the stand this morning!
The lettuce I planted last week enjoyed the rain and cooler weather and has started to sprout! Depending on the weather – we should have it in the cooler in about 3 weeks.
Our fresh tomato salsa is back in the stand. Our taste tester (Matt) said the last batch needed more onions so that is the only change I made – still mild.
We are picking pickle cucumbers and lots of heirloom zucchini. We have them in the stand and will also have them at the Minooka Farmers Market tomorrow. Cucumbers are 2 for $1.00 Large zucchini are $2.00 each and small are $1.00 … Continue reading
Tiger & Blackie playing Bronson – our 11 month old Suri alpaca The morning routine – alpacas & sheep waiting for the gate to be opened. Tiger & Blackie follow me out … Continue reading
Or if you want to make your own fresh salsa- we have beautiful Heirloom Tomatoes for sale that you can use with your own family salsa recipe!
We are picking lots of heirloom tomatoes & the dry/hot weather has made them even sweeter than last year! The heirlooms (Cherokee Purple, g Lifter, Arkansas Traveler, Black Prince, Valencia, Box Car Willie, Royal Hillbilly) are $3.00 per pint or $5.00 … Continue reading