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.