Friday, November 20, 2009

New T-Shirt Style



This is our new T-Shirt style...they will be printed on a pebble color long sleeve shirts with dark brown art work.

The design and art work was done by Uncle Mike...Thanks Uncle Mike!!!!!

Bolsa Get's Restaurant Of The Year



Congratulations to Bolsa for winning 2009 Restaurant of the year in D'Magazine!!!! Check out this months issue.

Thanks Bolsa for supporting Eden Creek Farm!

If you haven't made it by Bolsa's yet...put it at the top of your list of places to go!






















Today Kristine and I ate the butternut squash soup for starters...and then for the main course we had pulled pork sandwich topped with cabbage. It was all OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!
We love you Chef Graham!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

T-Shirts


Eden Creek Farm T-Shirts have just arrived!!!
$15.99 plus shipping and handling.


Help support Eden Creek Farm... Order Today!
Just in time for Christmas!

Email: Sales@edencreekfarm.com to order.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Organic Compost



There is over six billion living organisms in a hand full of good organic compost...that is more than the population of humans on Earth!
We have been preparing our beds for planting and used up all of our compost...so we ordered some organic compost from a company called Living Earth.


















The truck hauling compost got stuck in a sink hole. It sunk all the way up to the frame. Call the wrecker!











This is Kristine standing in the rut the tire left in the sink hole.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Army Worm Hunter





We have now hired uncle Mike "The Army worm Hunter" to take care of our worm problem! If there are holes in the cabbage it's just bullet holes. I have been spraying a garlic/hot pepper mix weekly on the surviving cabbage to keep the army worms at bay...it seems to be working...but just in case we have Uncle Mike. The directions on the garlic/pepper spray is pretty easy. Mix 2 garlic bulbs and a hand full of hot peppers in a blender with 3 cups of water...blend until liquid...strain...add 1/3 cup per gallon of water with a squirt of dish washing liquid to a sprayer and apply once a week.












This is Sally Sue our newest addition to the farm... She is an Amish trained, Belgium buggy horse. When we purchased her she seemed to be very husky...now we know why...she is pregnant!

I'm In The Mood For Love




Went out to check on our cherry tomatoes and there were these two little love bugs!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

From Drought to Floods





This year has been a roller coaster for farming! first there was the drought...by the beginning of September the water table dropped so low that the well almost dried up. Many rain dances later... my prayers were answered with almost 40 inches of rain in less than two months! Most of the fall crops washed away and what was left the army worms ate up in a couple of days. Anyway, the fields are finally dry enough to work in and the sun is shining. Yeeeeeee-Haw!



These video clips are not a creek or a river it is the run off through our woods... twenty-four hours after one of the heavy rains at Eden Creek Farm in late October.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Changing Colors








Crisp cool nights...and beautiful sun shining days for the next week. No rain in the forecast. Yeeeee-Haw!!!! Fall is here, the leaves are starting to change color.

















The wild persimmons are doing great this year...the coyotes seem to think so too! Every morning when we go to gather fallen persimmons, the coyotes beat us to them. at least they aren't going to waste.







The leaves aren't the only changing color around Eden Creek farm... Kristine has been working hard plastering, and painting the vegetable preparation building. I have been staying busy preparing planting beds now that the fields are drying up enough to walk on.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Moving Ground?

We have now had over 35 inches of rain here at Eden Creek Farm...this video shows how saturated our ground is. Watch how the ground rolls and moves like a water bed beneath our feet!



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Monday, October 12, 2009

Jay & Kristine






My son Jay and his girlfriend Kristine came over to visit this weekend. October 3rd, Jay turned 22!






They brought with them there new dog (Handsome?) Not sure of his name yet...he is half Wolf half German Sheppard. He and Henry got along great.




The horses are loving the cooler weather...and the green grass.

We have gotten so much rain I have lost count of exactly how much. Over 25 inches or more in the last 4 weeks. The fields are water logged. One of our ponds that has been empty for two years is now overflowing!



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Building Day 16 and 17







Steve and Daniel finished up more trim and the hand rail on the front porch today...just in time for more rain. Our rain gage has measured over 20 inches this last month!!!







Our plum trees are a little confused...Blooms in October????

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Day 14 & 15







We planted our third round of Broccoli,Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts and Rainbow Chard before the rains returns again!
Day 14 & 15 was spent trimming out the inside and putting on the front and back gutters...we finished the last down spout right as it started to pour. Rain again!!!! The weatherman says it's going to rain all next week...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Construction Day 12 & 13







Steve and Daniel spent the past two days finishing the roof and building the back veggie cleaning /seed sprouting covered area...mixing clear plastic and metal roofing for extra light.






Today was also spent planting more seed, fertilizing and mowing all our grass to keep the army worms at bay. Tomorrow is our C.S.A. delivery day...an extra long day of harvesting and driving to Dallas.








Army Worms Attack!!!

The army worms attack Blooming Grove,Texas!!! They eat all the grass,grain,veggies and legumes in there way...taking out 100's of acers overnight.



While picking up a bail of hay for our horses today we noticed the Bermuda fields were eaten to the ground with millions of army worms everywhere. If you haven't heard of army worms yet "Google" them...you will be amazed.



The worms have not made it to our farm yet... but we will be on the watch for these hungry little critters!!!!














On a better note, this past weekend ...in between pulling weeds, planting seed and mending fence we went to Frost,Texas(five miles away) for a small town party at the square. You wouldn't believe who we saw there... Elvis is Alive! Not really it was Carl, the local Police officer dressed up and singing "Jail House Rock". I'm really glad we took a break from the farm for a little. We had a blast!!!









Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 9,10 & 11 Construction













This is not cotton candy from the "State Fair of Texas"...DARN IT! It is R-19 insulation we have been installing in the new building. It looks like we will not have time to go to the fair this year, too much work to be done around the farm!!!!




Day 9 & 10... Steve and Daniel worked inside running electric wire, plumbing and finishing out the interior...while it sprinkled outside again.





































Day 11... The green metal roof appeared magically out of no where... NOT!!!!!!! Daniel carried all 1600lbs of roofing on the ladder rack of his work truck. The cool front that blew threw was soon gone. The guys cooked up on the tin roof.