Archive for October, 2013

Herbed Butter

Herbed Butter

0 by / on October 29, 2013, 7:21 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

My friend Allison came to Fern Creek for a few days to get a sense of the place and so we could jump start a book project. We adventured outdoors during last week’s spectacular October weather, and we adventured inside too, primarily in the kitchen except for when we were in front of our computers, because we both love growing […]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 22

CSA Newsletter–Week 22

0 by / on October 27, 2013, 3:58 pm / in Newsletters

Tis the season for pumpkin extravaganzas! I just got back from spending a couple of hours with our daughters and granddaughters, and Wes (who stayed wrapped up with his Mama) at Lee’s Farm. We went on a hayride, Eden and Juniper rode ponies, several of us rode a “cow train” of sorts pulled by a tractor. Face painting, cider drinking, […]

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Do Spiders Spin More Webs in October or Do We Just Notice Them More?

Do Spiders Spin More Webs in October or Do We Just Notice Them More?

2 by / on October 22, 2013, 7:43 am / in Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

That’s the question in the Market this week. Spider webs have always been part of Halloween spookiness, so I wanted to know if we see more spider webs in October because there are more webs. The answer is, actually, yes. Spiders are around all summer, eating other insects we consider pests, enjoying sunshine and warmth, and the smell of dirt […]

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Popcorn

CSA Newsletter–Week 21

0 by / on October 20, 2013, 5:06 pm / in Newsletters

The lower chickens got access to the lower field this week. They dust bathe, scratch, and peck at green tomatoes with extraordinary happiness. They seem to be scratching around the base of the apple trees a fair bit, and we are hoping they are feasting on Coddling Moth larvae likely incubating there, which makes us extraordinarily happy. ┬áTheir waddling run […]

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2nd Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

2nd Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

1 by / on October 17, 2013, 7:49 pm / in Celebrations, Community, Ponderings

Our first Fern Creek Cooking Class had such a good response that we’re offering one more before the end of the year–a Holiday Hor d’oeuvre Extravaganza… Leave a reply or email if you want to sign up–we have six spots left between the two classes. And I’m sorry to post something so very local for all you non-local followers. But […]

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