Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Meal (Mostly!) From Your Own 1/4 Acre



Now wash them (at least twice) and spin them if you have a salad spinner. If not, use a paper towel or don't fool with drying them at all!
Grab a sweet potato from last year's harvest (yep, they've kept since November; sweet potatoes are amazing). In the background of this photo you can see the sweet potato slips that I'll put in the ground soon for this year's harvest. That's Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole in the window!




Now grab the eggs you got last night from the hens, grate or dice your sweet potato, chop your fresh spinach, and combine it with only ingredients that the farm hasn't provided yet this time of year: onion and garlic.

Sautee your onions and sweet potato until they are nice and golden brown...










Then add your spinach and scrambled-up eggs.










Here it is! Breakfast (mostly) from your own quarter-acre farm! Now you can put it on Facebook and brag to
your friends about how much money you saved, how delicious it is, and how self-sufficient you are! (Or just enjoy it and keep it to yourself. No need being one of "those" people who share pictures of food!) ;-)


Now...what for lunch?





Salad featuring fresh lettuce from your quarter-acre farm!

You can do this! I'd love to teach you how. Just register for the "Create a Farm in Your Backyard" class I'm teaching at Millbrook High School beginning May 28th. Click here for more info.

Thanks for checking out Reconnect Farm!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is a great day to celebrate and work to protect our amazing life-sustaining planet. This amazing "pale blue dot" supports millions of species, along with scenic vistas - and every human that has ever lived. As Peter Mayer sings, it is our "Blue Boat Home," and is worth our efforts to understand its processes, live in harmony with, and clean up the messes we've made.

It's one of the reasons we started Reconnect Farm: to remember our connection to the seasons, the soil, sustainable and simple living, and joyous amazement at the gift of life afforded to us in this beautiful place we call home.

Happy Earth Day to you all! Celebrate by planting something or planning to attend one of our classes or workshops. Every day can be Earth Day!

http://www.earthday.org

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fresh Lettuce in the House!

This week we'll enjoy fresh baby lettuces in our salads - fresh from the backyard garden. I can't wait for lunch! I'll have a pack or two of these beauties available for purchase tomorrow at the seedling sale. The weather's going to be rough, but I'll be open if you're interested in sharing in these delights!

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Everything's Coming Up...Greens!

No roses yet...

But  the lettuce beds are looking colorful this time of year, and the spinach is coming in nicely, too.  This Saturday at the seedling sale (8am - 12 pm) we will also have bags of baby greens and (hopefully!) spinach, too - all fresh cut from the garden, not shipped from the other side of the country. 

Our "Food Mile" footprint is about 20 feet.  Compare that to the 2000 miles that a lot of lettuce and spinach travel these days!

How's your spring garden going these days?


Several varieties of heirloom baby lettuce.



A favorite variety: Bloomsdale long standing spinach. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heirloom Seedling Sale!

It's that time of year again!  Time to get your heirloom seedlings for your spring and summer gardens.  See you Saturday!

Oh, and thanks for bearing with us while we get our Facebook page (check it out and "like" us) and the new blog up and running.  We are getting off to a great start!