Archive for July, 2014

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A Tribute to Summer at Fern Creek

0 by / on July 31, 2014, 7:39 pm / in Ponderings

Preparation that starts with garlic planting in October comes to fullness in July. Though the harvest begins in Spring and ends in Fall, it seems the garden’s most bountiful space comes as July eases toward August and corn reaches for the sky. Fern Creek is what it is because of people and critters who come to live here, or to […]

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Dill & Dijon Mustard Sauce

Dill & Dijon Mustard Sauce

0 by / on July 29, 2014, 3:52 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Tamar Adler of An Everlasting Meal eggs me on to take risks in the kitchen. She gives courage to do the same for more timid souls. So when Mark grilled salmon a couple of weeks ago for guests, I thought a Dill Sauce would be a great compliment. I wanted it to include mustard, lemon and olive oil, be creamy and […]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 10

CSA Newsletter–Week 10

0 by / on July 27, 2014, 5:06 pm / in Newsletters

Welcome Junior Farmers! Join the apprentices this Monday and Thursday during your scheduled pick-up time (2-5 pm) for some Junior Farmer fun! We will have a planting table in the front lawn (near the Market) for any young farmer who would like to learn the fundamentals of planting while starting a flower seed or two to take home and nurture. […]

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CSA Newsletter Week  9

CSA Newsletter Week 9

0 by / on July 20, 2014, 10:37 am / in Newsletters

Last night I read on the porch for awhile as the sun was setting. I paused to listen to a couple of birds up in the oak trees by the creek call and respond to each other. The first would call (a slightly more complicated set of notes), and after just a second a second bird would respond with a […]

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CSA Newsletter Week #8

CSA Newsletter Week #8

0 by / on July 13, 2014, 4:06 pm / in Newsletters

Sultry summer nights don’t characterize Oregon overly  much–at least not like I remember from our years in Illinois and Tennessee. But occasionally the warmth of a hot summer day lingers, and I’m beckoned outside to the porch off our bedroom for a night of sleep. I slept well last night, under a full moon, kept company by quiet night sounds. […]

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