I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow with whole plant baby turmeric, arugula, Red Russian kale, swiss chard, fresh hibiscus roselles for tea, sweet potatoes, baby ginger, sweet peppers, eggplant, garlic, potatoes: German Butterball, Peppermint, Huckleberry Gold, Carola bakers; cipollini & yellow onions; wheat berries.
I’ll have our grass fed, grass finished Angus beef in these cuts: Ribeyes, NY strips, sirloins, skirt, ground beef, stew beef, cube steak, oso bucco short ribs, brisket, soup bones, liver, sirloin tip roasts, eye of round and bologna, pastrami, corned beef, hot dogs made from 100% grass fed beef without any nitrates/nitrites.
Specials: Soup bones – BOGO 50% off and ground beef – Buy 5 pounds, get 1 pound free!
turmeric plants in the hoop house
Baby turmeric tastes kind of similar to baby ginger, not bitter like dried turmeric. It can be frozen like ginger, and there are lots of turmeric recipes on Pinterest!
This week I was in a big rush to finish the sweet potatoes since rain was coming. It had just finally dried out enough to get back in the field. Shane sets the chisel plow up high so it barely skims the dirt, to drag all the vines off. Vines always have to be dealt with before digging; they’re long and heavy and all tangled up together.
I didn’t finish- and leaving them in the ground even longer means more bug damage and all that stuff. Army worms are horrible right now.
It’s my own fault, I was…
when I should have been…
Shane always likes to celebrate when hay season is over, it’s such a huge relief. So when he says let’s go I can’t say no. Physically impossible. I mean just look at the pictures: one is like Aaaaahhhh (smiley dreamy I’m staying here forever face) and the other is like AAARRGGHH (sweaty weary wish I was at the beach face).
This one is the actual size of my brain!
Keep the jokes inside.
Pretend this photo of Abigail gumming a giant sweet potato (did you know the don’t have any front teeth on the top?) is a picture of the first baby calf and also of Shane cutting his beans. I did ask him to take some pictures…help a girl out!!
He spent a whole day getting the combine ready. Changing filters, greasing fittings and all that. He’s been bush hogging the pastures and planting cool weather forages and loading boatloads of hay for customers.
I still don’t have both hoop houses completely planted. Seems like there should be extra time somehow since the main season is over, but there’s all the catching up to do and lots of stuff to get ready for the winter season; if crops get started too late they won’t mature as the days get shorter and colder.
Got the parsley and sage in that’ve been sitting in their pots since July. We might be getting somewhere.
Ok – don’t let the rain keep you away tomorrow!