Order up with some rich homegrown eggs from our hens. Breakfast is ready, come and get it!
So, about a week ago, I planted corn in a patch where I used to have a chicken coop. Chicken droppings are high in nitrogen which is perfect for growing corn. I’ve never grown corn before and it’s not a very large patch, but I thought I’d give it a shot.
Yesterday, I went over to take a peek at everything and I see these little babies. These little baby squash plants............
In the dead of summer last year, we had two squash plants, which produced way too much squash for two people. By the time we were just about sick of squash, I started feeding it to the chickens. And here we are.
Worried about overcrowding, I chatted with @hillsborohomestead and she told me that what happened was a part of the “Three Sisters”. Native Americans would intentionally plant corn, squash, and green beans together. Beans would climb up the corn and helped put nitrogen back into the soil, corn provided protection against birds for the squash, and squash covered the soil to prevent weeds and retain moisture.
Corn should poke through any day. We’re going to see how this harmonious relationship works out!
We are moving up in the world, y’all! Who says farmers can’t do technology? (We have no idea how to work this thing) 👩🏼🌾👨🏻🌾🤓 from now on when you order from us, you have the option to pay by credit card upon pick up!
Harvesting kale this AM for our CSA 💚
Our current lineup 🐔 farm fresh butt nuggets from the bok bok’s 🍳
Opening day of turkey season and our fields are looking oh so green
“Hopefully no one stops by to ask for fashion tips.” We have created a great, positive relationship with our neighbors at @hillsborohomestead. We swap buttermilk for recipes, meat for chicken feed, we use their auger, then cut their hay, give their son, Farmer Jack, rides in the tractor, and they help us when cattle get loose. They are a wonderful, intelligent, and generous family.
We often forget that just a few decades ago, grocery stores weren’t common. Since the early 1940’s, they didn’t even exist on the American landscape. Then, you got your pork from the man down the street, your vegetables from the lady across town, you made your own bread, and had a house cow for milk. Communities relied on each other.
So get out there and swap recipes with your neighbor, fix them a meal, or do them a favor. It creates warmth and belonging in the community and promotes sustainability.
Welp, we did it! We kicked off our first week of the CSA with some great items:
Ground beef & Sausage
Homemade Country Bread
Homemade herbed and honey butter
It was great getting to meet everyone. We look forward to next week where we’ll get to meet even more members, who are part of our biweekly groups.
April is a tough month for gardening. But we totally weren’t sweating it (......😅😅)
It’s so fulfilling for us to be able to provide homegrown, fresh products straight from our home to members of our community. We look forward to the rest of the growing season!