Monday, June 23, 2014

Everything in its time...

We've eaten tons of asparagus, lettuce, carrots and strawberries.  Sadly the asparagus are done for the year; the strawberries have slowed down and what few we have are being consumed by the birds; the lettuce is getting bitter with the heat.

However, for the past two weeks we've been eating deliciously sweet, homegrown broccoli.  Here's a picture of what we harvested today.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Homemade Chevre

Started this yesterday and finished the process this afternoon.  Fresh, raw goat milk, chevre flavored with garlic, onion and parsley.  Will be delicious sprinkled on our dinner salad.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

American Guinea Hog Update

We have had the guinea hogs a month now.  This morning I took them some strawberries and snapped a few pictures so I could have a record of their progress.  Boy oh boy do they love garden-fresh strawberries!    The pasture is holding up well, the sow is filling out, and the baby hogs are growing.  The boar is still fat, fat, fat.  The area they are grazing was cut for hay three weeks ago and has grown back nicely.  The other half of their pasture was fenced off and cut for hay yesterday.

The little bull calves that are sharing the hog pasture are such lovely creatures.  The brown and white one was licking my hand this morning.  This was a first for me....he is just a darling.

All the hogs are friendly except the sow.  Hopefully she will mellow out.  If not, a replacement will be sought and, sadly, there will be a smoker in her future. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

First Carrots of the Season

What a delight to pull and taste the first, oh-so-sweet
First Carrots
of the 2014 Season
carrots of the 2014 growing season.  These carrots were planted inside one of the cold frames very late last fall.  As hoped, the seeds germinated quickly and then did not grow much until early this spring. 

Many of those planted are still too small to harvest, but these two made the grade.  We will definitely plant more "coldframe carrots" next fall in order to get a jump on the growing season.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Breakfast from the Garden

Our Morning Harvest = Sunday Breakfast
This year I am not going to track the weight of everything coming from the garden.  However, we have had a bountiful harvest of lettuce and asparagus and now the strawberries are coming on strong.  This morning we will enjoy fresh asparagus, strawberries and quail eggs fresh from the garden.