Chop Kale (after getting rid of stems and veins)
Massage with lemon juice and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Add Olive oil and salt.
Add any of the following (or any new ideas!) depending on what you have:
Toasted Pine Nuts.
The farm stand is open every day from now through November. More will be available as as the weeks pass. It has been cold and rainy for the last week or so and the plants are growing slowly. We need some warm dry weather to bale our hay and help our vegetables grow. The rain was needed, but now the sun needs to shine and the ground needs to warm up. Thank you to everyone who came to our plant sale. It was a huge success!
Our plant sale will start on May 17th and continue through early June. The greenhouse is a busy place with seeds being carefully planted to be ready for the plant sale and garden.
The wood stove is loaded full of wood in the early evening and again before bed. It keeps it toasty inside even on a cool spring night.
The lambs are growing fast. They like to race around the barn yard. They will be let out to play on the hill in a couple of weeks. We are waiting for the grass to grow before opening the gate to the pasture for the day.
Chickens have arrived as well and soon we will have eggs. Spring is a busy time as we get ready for the start of the season. May 17th will be here before you know it!!
We have opened up the greenhouse and have started planting. Seeds are coming to life. The first signs of life are emerging. A few hours a day inside the greenhouse and you feel like summer is here. Out of the cold wind, it is another climate inside the plastic hoop house. Heated during the day by the power of the sun and at night by a large wood stove, lets the seedlings grow fast and strong.
Outside Gordon has planted spinach, lettuce and peas in the garden. The garlic is coming up. Things are changing every day.
It is a busy time on the farm as spring is coming and so are the lambs. So far we have had seven born in the last two days with more on the way. The nursery is filling up with pens throughout the barn to house the mothers and their new offspring. So far we have one set of triplets and two sets of twins. Six more ewes are patiently waiting for their turn as we check on them during the day and into the night wondering who will be next.
Soon they will all be let out of the barn and the gate will be opened up to the pasture as the weather warms up. If you drive by in the next couple of weeks look for them playing on the hill enjoying spring.