Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weird winter weather

Well it has been a really interesting winter so far. In our area it has been mostly rain, which has led to lots of mud. We have also been experiencing a lot of wind (well it feels like a lot to me anyway). So far it has not affected our winter growing too much. Our hoop house is standing strong full of greens and our squash and potatoes are safely tucked away in a wonderful shed that Ryan built.
We did get some snow last week which was a nice change accept for the fact that it was also windy making it mildly unpleasant to work in. Below you can see some pictures of my father (David) and I cleaning up some electric fence in the snow.
Our outdoor chicken area. As you can see the chickens are in hibernation

Self portrait. It was cold

Best place for kittens in the snow? Under the chicken shed of course

There is my dad hard at work rolling fence wire

Smart chickens inside

 On a delayed note we cooked one of our own geese for Christmas diner this year and I would like to say that it turned out pretty well. It was a lot of work but well worth the effort in the end I thought.

Homemade salad dressing to go with fresh picked greens for a salad
Goose going into the oven. Yep cooked on its side almost the whole time

2 hour gravy from Julia Childs cookbook. Well worth the effort

On a final note if you are interested in our summer CSA program please watch for that information to be available soon on our website:

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