Archive for May, 2014

Fern Creek CSA Newsletter #1

Fern Creek CSA Newsletter #1

0 by / on May 24, 2014, 3:18 pm / in Newsletters

This week begins our 5th season at Fern Creek and for the first time we’ve had something that feels like a normal Oregon spring. Rather than unexpected late rain, or too much rain, or too much cold and rain, our biggest challenges have been birds, squirrels, cabbage maggots, and slugs. We’ve discovered row covers help a lot with most of […]

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Ginger Bok Choy Stir-Fry w/ Tofu

Ginger Bok Choy Stir-Fry w/ Tofu

0 by / on May 20, 2014, 7:48 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

Bok Choy is a new vegetable at Fern Creek this year. When I went looking for recipes I found what I expected–it’s a versatile green that can be steamed, braised, boiled, stir-fried, or eaten raw. Here’s my main dish version of a side dish inspired by Epicurious. Serve it over a bed or Basmati rice, which you should start first […]

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Snow and snap peas...

If a Picture is Worth 1000 Words are 10 pictures worth 10 posts?

2 by / on May 15, 2014, 8:55 pm / in Ponderings

Today was a Very Good farming day. Two our of four hives are doing amazingly well, and the other two well enough, the new pullets are laying eggs, and we ate a great salad out of our garden tonight for dinner (spinach, arugula, mustard greens, radish, and green onion). Some days are like that. Some days are not. In fact, […]

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A Season Begins… Almost

A Season Begins… Almost

1 by / on May 13, 2014, 9:44 pm / in Farming/Gardening

Mark and I are in the wonderful planting rush of May. Big strawberries are forming, the snow and snap peas have started to blossom, the potatoes, onions, broccoli, garlic, and greens look mostly amazing… Meanwhile this week we’re transplanting tomatoes, more broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, and planting beans, summer squash, more beets and carrots. We’ve had an assortment of pest challenges […]

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