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Posted 10/26/2017 9:27am by Amy Philson.

Fall has finally arrived.  It's a bit chilly when we're packing boxes at 7 a.m. in an unheated packing house.  We bundle up and bring hot coffee or tea with us.  In the winter, we use a space heater to take the edge off, but it's not cold enough yet to bother with it.  See how much we love our CSA members?

I got some good news this morning from David Yoder.  His son Willie has started walking with bars to hold on to.  The family is very encouraged about his progress, and they hope to have him home from the rehab hospital within a couple of weeks.  Thank you again for your prayers for them during this time.

Farm Updates

Hazy Hollow Farm

On Sunday we harvested supers from our hives as it appeared to be one of the few remaining days that it would be warm enough to open and inspect the colonies.  Populations look good for now, and we left plenty of honey for the bees.  We will see what winter does.  Actually warm weather, which makes bees more active when there is no nectar or pollen to harvest, is as big a concern as bitter cold.  We will wrap the hives with foam board later to insulate them a bit.  In a couple of weeks we will get out the extractor and pour this fall's crop.

Grateful Life Farm

What a week of lovely fall weather!  I love the cool, clear nights, warm sunny days, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  Leaves are slowly drifting off of our trees in the gentle winds, looking like an autumn version of a snow globe.  The falling leaves are very entertaining for our laying hens and our turkeys.  The hens dig and scratch endlessly, looking for bugs beneath and the turkeys run and try to catch falling leaves out of mid-air. 

Eight tiny baby rabbits were born Sunday night!  I was concerned because the night was cold, but Mama Coco had covered them with plenty of her fur and all of them are doing very well.  They were born completely hairless, but a fine covering of black fur is already starting to grow in. 

We made solid progress this week on our pig plans, building the floor and walls of the pig shelter, and designing the permanent fence and ordering materials.  Although we plan to rotate the pigs around our property, we also need a stationary area with a permanent fence.  When the small pigs arrive on our farm, they will need to be trained to electric fence before they can be trusted without a physical barrier.  In addition, electric fence is not as effective in winter when the ground freezes and snow can insulate animals, both the pigs and potential predators, from being shocked.  Because we plan to raise these pigs through the winter, we are building a four sided shelter with a floor, so we can keep them dry and comfortable and avoid health problems. 

CSA Shares

Full Share

  • 1 lb. golden turnips from NuWay Farm
  • 1/2 lb. Tokyo bekana from NuWay Farm
  • 1 cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 red cabbage from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. beets from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. onions from Miller Farm Products
  • 1 lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 3 Choice from NuWay Farm, Detweiler Farm, Miller Farm Products, Grateful Life Farm, Mullett Farm, and Springfield Acres

Small Share

  • 1 lb. golden turnips from NuWay Farm
  • 1/3 lb. Tokyo bekana from NuWay Farm
  • 1 cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 red cabbage from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 2 Choice from NuWay Farm, Detweiler Farm, Miller Farm Products, Grateful Life Farm, Mullett Farm, and Springfield Acres

Mini Share

  • 1/2 lb. golden turnips from NuWay Farm
  • 1 cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 1 Choice from NuWay Farm, Detweiler Farm, Miller Farm Products, Grateful Life Farm, Mullett Farm, and Springfield Acres

Recipes

Roasted Red Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic

Sautéed Red Cabbage with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Asian Quinoa Salad (red cabbage and broccoli)

Recipes for Tokyo Bekana and other Asian greens

Sautéed Tokyo Bekana with Sesame, Ginger and Soy Sauce

Roasted Turnips with Parmesan

Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar and Thyme

Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Sour Cream Ganache (I made these this week with gluten-free flour, and they were delish)

Easy Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Looking for a way to use up extra cauliflower?  This is a great low-carb crust.  It doesn't make a hand-held slice, but it's a good substitute if you're trying to cut back on grains.)

Roasted Cauliflower White Cheddar Soup

Enjoy a good cup of tea or a bowl of hot soup on these cooler days.  May you be blessed with a warm home and friends and family to share it with.


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