Hello Everyone! So we are still waiting for some rain. There is some in the forecast for tonight and Tuesday but they have been wrong so many times now… I mentioned a rain dance in last week’s episode. My form of rain dance is to head out into the fields on my seeding tractor to do some planting. This has worked often in the past to get the skies to open up but I tried it last week and only managed to squeeze out a few drops! (more…)
Monthly Archive: June 2016
This recipe is an alternative to the “traditional” sautéed Swiss chard with garlic. Depending on whether you want to use the chard stems as well in the recipe (you can cut them up finely, or dice them), you may need about a quarter to half a cup of chicken stock. Start with ¼ cup and add more as needed to get the chard wilted, before adding the tomatoes and lemon juice. Serves 4 as a side dish.
This recipe, found on simplyfreshcooking.com is a great way to use arugula. The great thing about pesto is that it’s so versatile. You can literally use any kind of leafy green in place of the arugula – even spinach, mustard greens, swiss chard.
The greens aren’t the only thing you can substitute. Choose a different nut – like almonds or walnuts. Just remember to toast them first. This allows their natural oils to be released and their hidden aromas to come out, which means more flavor for your pesto. Yields about 1 cup. (more…)
Hello Everyone! So we continue to experience dry conditions here on the farm. We have had several more predicted rainfalls fail to arrive. We have another shot at a little precipitation overnight on Monday and perhaps a better chance of the wet stuff on Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer or perhaps do a rain dance if you are so inclined. In the meantime, we will continue to move the sprinklers around the fields and employ creative tricks to get the seeds to sprout. (more…)
Hello Everyone! So we waited with a mixture of anticipation and dread for the severe storms predicted for Saturday. We badly need the rain but worried about the high winds and potential for hail. In the end we got no rain at all, only 2 days of high winds that have been wreaking havoc with our crop covers and drying out the soil even more. There is some hope for precipitation at the end of the week; in the meantime, we will be moving the sprinklers around from field to field to keep the crops growing and the seeds germinating. (more…)