Aren’t y’all just loving this fall weather? Here in Middle Tennessee it has been WONDERFUL! Let me tell you the whole farm has perked up and feeling all frisky and lively, it sure beats that August weather hands down. The rain and cooler…much cooler temps has brought the field back to life and the fall crops are looking great thus far. It’s going to be a fabulous fall CSA this year! One of the crops that is ready for a haircut are the Turnip Greens…Lord I hope y’all listened to me when I told the shareholders to get those salad spinners:) This will be the first cut this season so they are still on the smaller-side so sweet and tender. Radishes are ready for this weekends shareholder baskets as well as eggplant..and peppers. I will be harvesting the rest of okra this morning and gleaming the rest of the field for more of the good stuff. We planted out more cabbage, lettuce and onions this week and Viki and Mark worked all day clearing beds in the kitchen garden getting ready to put them to rest for the winter. It has been an active early fall in the chicken coop as well..Baby chicks were hatched last week and that has caused a hen pecking up-roar amongst the the rest of the chickens that are all trying to stay out of the protective mother bitties’s way. Even little Joe our new puppy learned a very valuable lesson about momma’s and their babies…I heard him crying like crazy the other morning across the yard running as fast as he could with 2 of the momma hens flogging the heck out of him…He still wants to chase the chickens which is a no-no…but he will stay clear of those chicks..like several…several feet away:)
CSA News & Updates:
We have a shareholder pickup this Saturday 9-2pm. Please remember to bring those baskets back to the farm we are running low. If anyone can not make the pickup this weekend by 2pm. Just let me know and I will put your basket in the cooler for later in the day pickup…or email me about another day to pickup. We will need to cut greens for you so I will need to know what day you can pickup.
I know there is a lot of local events and such going on this weekend so it is no big deal if you need a different day to pickup.
*Here is a little recipe for Turnip Greens…But you will need to adjust cooking time and the amount of broth..this is for mature turnip greens…you have baby green this week.