SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

Next Wednesday is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

Membership Drive is nearing completion–we have 57 signed agreements, 9 checks ‘in the mail’, and 6 reserved spots–We are almost full with only 2 Memberships left!

Farmer has planted 2/3 of the hoop, manure spreader will be delivered next week, and we are ordering the drip tape and mulch for this year. All the seed is in and plants are being started at the greenhouse. We are reading like crazy on the culture of celery–a new crop this year! AND last night The Farmer reported that the spinach in the small hoop that we abandoned last fall because of aphids is REGROWING and clean! Sounds like fresh spinach some time this week–

Last night for dinner we had fresh pork chops from a locally butchered hog, potatoes (Farmer Lee’s on the way to Billings) fried with steamed bell peppers and kale, and a scrumptious salad made from spinach and Romaine hearts. We will be eating the last of our fall carrots this week!

SPRING IS ON THE WING flying IN!

The Farmer’s HAPPY Wife–

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Brenda G on March 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Last of your fall veggies? We just finished the last of our cabbage. It was crisp and yummy! Still have a few things and I’m so impressed how they stored! Looking forward to this years crops!

  2. Posted by ellen sue blakey on March 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Terri, I have grown celery here for many years. We were unable to start it from scratch but have bought plants, sometimes from one place, some another. To get it that pale color and faint flavor you find in the grocery store, the big guys cover it; but I let mine grow. It grows green, lush, and has an incredibly intense celery flavor, which we prefer. Wonderful for drying; use dried for soups, stews, sauces, salad dressings, herb blends.

    The only problem I have had is that it tends to attract earwigs. I really think they came in one year from the plants brought in by a greenhouse in our region; but I couldn’t prove it. If you’re going to grow celery, grow at least some of it “natural” (uncovered) and see how everyone likes it. I think you’ll prefer it.

    Sue Blakey

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