Archive for May, 2013

CSA Newsletter #1

CSA Newsletter #1

8 by / on May 28, 2013, 12:43 pm / in Newsletters

And so the 4th season of Fern Creek Farm’s CSA begins! Those of your who read Preserving Life at Fern Creek regularly but are not in our CSA, please feel welcome to read these newsletters for a peek of what goes on at Fern Creek throughout the growing season. If you don’t belong to a CSA you’ll get a sense of […]

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Corn & Green Chili Squares

Corn & Green Chili Squares

0 by / on May 27, 2013, 9:13 am / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I’m trying to use up the vegetables from last season before this season’s vegetables fall upon us in a big way. I’m down to my last bag of frozen corn. I froze two gallon size bags and we enjoyed corn tossed into soups and stews and occasionally salads. But I needed something that would take some serious corn usage, and […]

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An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day

4 by / on May 24, 2013, 4:58 pm / in Celebrations, Ponderings

Another rainy, cool, gray day welcomed us this morning, though occasionally throughout the day the sun broke through, reminding us that the rain will not last forever. A friend spent the night last night. She arrived late, after we’d gone to bed, so I left her a note and told her to follow the lamp light up to the room […]

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

1 by / on May 21, 2013, 5:18 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

Some time ago Sarah gave me a box full of hand-written vegan recipes from some of her favorite cookbooks. It’s possible that this one came from something quite similar in Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson, though I apologize if I am misappropriating the original inspiration for this great bean burger! Rinse and soak 1 c. of black beans overnight. The next day […]

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A Gardener's Friend: The garden spider.

Inviting Friends to the Garden: Or Organic Pest Control 101

2 by / on May 19, 2013, 12:20 am / in Farming/Gardening, Preservation Projections

The farming season is in full swing, which means most of our energy these days is going into hoeing, planting, pest control and very soon now, harvesting. By FAR the worst job is Pest Control. Actually, it’s the only bad job in the garden. Planting, harvesting, even hoeing have satisfying rhythms to them that invite reflection, listening, paying attention and […]

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