Friday, November 20, 2009
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!!!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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!
This is Kristine standing in the rut the tire left in the sink hole.
Monday, November 9, 2009
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!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
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
Monday, October 12, 2009
The horses are loving the cooler weather...and the green grass.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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.
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
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.