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Posted 7/25/2018 9:20am by Amy Philson.

Although the humidity isn't pleasant, the rain this week is just what we needed for our crops.  Watering with well water just isn't the same as a good rain.  Maybe it's the electric charges in rainwater that give plants a great boost in growth.  When we get a good soaker that soaks into the ground, the roots grow deeper and pull nutrients from the soil.

Farm News

Grateful Life Farm

It feels like the calm after the storm as we complete each chicken processing day, clean up and put away our equipment, and relax back into our daily routines.  Last Friday evening, as we prepared for butchering in the morning, was especially hectic with a lost feed delivery and the surprise arrival of new baby chicks!  Our non-GMO feeds come from Sunrise Farms in Virginia via freight and freight haulers are not typically set up very well to deal with deliveries to homes in remote rural areas.  The truck driver had trouble finding us and he told me he had left the two pallets of feed outside the garage of a house with a red roof and a dump truck in the driveway.  After several phone calls to neighbors whose homes met that description, we found our feed tucked behind the house next door.  We rushed to unload the bags and move them, before our neighbor came home from work to find her garage door blocked by our delivery!

This week, our turkeys are finally big enough to get their wing feathers trimmed and be allowed to roam inside electric net fence during the day.  They get so excited to be let out each morning.

We also moved our rabbit does back to their individual hutches as they are scheduled to give birth again next weekend.  Heat is hard on them and fertility can be low in the summer months, so it will be interesting to see how many kits we'll get this time.

I made some very simple, but delicious meals this week.  Sometimes the best cooking doesn't even need a recipe.  We grilled chicken wings one night, covered in Cajun seasoning, and served them with a side of kale chips.  Another night, I marinated boneless, skinless breast chunks in gluten-free soy sauce and made a stir fry with various vegetables from our garden. 

Trunnel Brook Farm

Look at these gorgeous hot Hungarian peppers!

Glacial Till Farm

We have been busy turning over beds from cover crops and spring greens and planting fresh seeds.

Fresh greens are in the forecast soon!  We have lots of kale planted, as well as other crops.

CSA Shares

Full Share

  • 2 tomatoes OR pint sun sugar cherry tomatoes from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 cucumber from Detweiler Farm
  • 2 zucchini from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 green pepper from Byler Farm
  • 1 lb. green beans from Miller Farm Products
  • 1 barese from Hharmony Grove Farm
  • 1 broccoli microgreens from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 1 pt. blueberries from Hochstetler Farm
  • 3 Choice from Detweiler Farm, Bushel and a Peck Farm, Glacial Till Farm, Springfield Acres, Miller Farm Products, and Byler Farm
  • 1 herb from Harmony Grove Farm (garlic chives) or Springfield Acres

Small Share

  • 1 tomato from Detweiler or Byler Farm
  • 1 cucumber from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 zucchini from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 barese from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 1 broccoli microgreens from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 1 pt. blueberries from Hochstetler Farm
  • 2 Choice from Detweiler Farm, Bushel and a Peck Farm, Glacial Till Farm, Springfield Acres, Miller Farm Products, and Byler Farm
  • 1 herb from Harmony Grove Farm (garlic chives) or Springfield Acres

Mini Share

  • 1 tomato from Byler Farm
  • 1 cucumber from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 zucchini from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 barese from Hharmony Grove Farm
  • 1 Choice from Detweiler Farm, Bushel and a Peck Farm, Glacial Till Farm, Springfield Acres, Miller Farm Products, and Byler Farm

Recipes

Parmesan Tomato Zucchini Bake

Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad

Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries - so easy and so healthy on a hot day!

Thai Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

Spiralized Sesame Cucumber Salad (if you don't have a spiralizer, just slice your cuke)  I made this last night to go with our dinner, and it has a nice tangy dressing.  

Panda Express Zucchini Mushroom Chicken   I served this last night, too, over rice.  We wait for zucchini season for this recipe.  Even my daughter who usually turns up her nose at zucchini likes this one.

Have a great week!  I am taking the rest of the day off today to spend the rest of my birthday with my mom who is visiting from New Mexico.  Happy eating!

Amy


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