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Monday, August 30, 2010

The first egg!!!

If you are a fan of our farm on FaceBook, you know that this egg recall has got my blood boiling. And rather than continue my government-food-safety rant here, I'll share the good news!

Our pullets (girl chickens) have heard about this egg recall and wanted to do their part in providing fresh, healthy and SAFE eggs for our customers.

John found our first egg Sunday morning! And I cooked it for him for breakfast, because he is the ChickenMan.

Pullet eggs are always small and will get bigger in a little while.

How small are they?
That's a pancake.

John looked at it and said, "I'll have 6, please."

Here's to the chickens...you go girls!

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

It's an obsession really.

Particularly for my daughter and her father plays right into it.

Good grief!

Wheat Harvest

On Friday, John harvested our wheat.

Harvest is always a fun, exciting and stressful time. So we waited until after naptime to head out and watch Daddy bring in the harvest.

Jana had trouble walking in the stubble and felt much safer in Daddy's arms.

The combine looks a lot bigger when you get up close!

It's not so scary when you're with Daddy.

Dad makes a spot for Jana to ride in the cab. (Mom would have ridden on the engine hood, but we didn't tell Jana that. She did ride there as a wee fetus three years ago.)

Jana is ready to climb aboard!

Jana in her perch.

Dad checking things over one more time.

Waving goodbye as they head off down the field!

Poor Henry had to sit and watch with Mom.

He was pretty despondent about the whole thing.

But it didn't last long...He seems to have recovered nicely!

CSA - Week Nine

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better...

Summer Squash, Zucchini, Red Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Beets, Onion

My kids on garden duty

Many people have asked how we manage the garden with a 2 and a 1 year old. Here's one way:

They love to ride in the wagon and Jana is really good at making sure both she and Henry are sitting and hanging on before she gives Mom the OK to start driving.

And for their good behavior, the kids get to eat the garden produce...

Jana loves sweet corn, preferably raw with corn juice dribbling down her chin.

Henry loves to eat potatoes, preferably raw with dirt on his chin!

CSA - Week Eight

Beets, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Basil, Parsley, Tomatoes, Lettuce

CSA - Week Seven

This one's even better!

Chives, Basil, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Beets, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cabbage, Potatoes, Tomatoes

CSA - Week Six

Great Googali-Moogali! I haven't blogged in a month! I don't think that has ever happened.

What has been my problem?

Time, time has been my problem. And small children. And a garden the size of footballs fields. And chicken butchering. Well, the list goes on.

There will be a few posts today to "catch-up". Here's the first one...

Cilantro, Basil, Broccoli, Beets, Kohlrabi, Swiss Chard, Kale, Cabbage, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Potatoes, Lettuce and Tomatoes