Saturday, August 28, 2010

We are Back in Business!

Our farm/garden was featured in Discoveries Magazine, August 2010
Yes, the blog is BACK! After dealing with "technical difficulties" beyond my abilities, I just said phooey and re-titled Eastside Farm Chronicles. I won't whine and tell you how busy we have been...but DANG! We have been busy!

After Farmer Jeff gave me an incubator for Christmas (yes, all his fault!) we have had a dramatic rise in the number of chickens. We also now have a dramatic number of roosters and are offering them to anyone that will take them! I have even considered butchering them and making Coq au Vin, but can't bring myself to do it...yet. It will really depend on how many more sleepless nights we and the neighbors suffer through!

I don't dare try to recap May - almost September. Suffice to say it has been a strange growing season on the farm. We have over 500 tomatoes planted...and the coldest summer in 70 years. Our melons, however, are the best ever, with Crane melons as the current favorite. They are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste along with other things we are growing such as the Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers, Petaluma Gold Rush Beans. The rest of what we have planted are heirloom varieties.

We are about to move into the "preserving the harvest" phase of the year. We have peaches to turn into jam, tomatoes to turn into sauce, pears to dehydrate, and lots more to pick! Peppers and pepper roasting will follow.

Thanks for following our journey...more tales to come!