Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fresh Eggs!

A friend of ours needed to re-home her birds, so we gladly took them in.  Because of this, we finally have a surplus of eggs that we can sell each week to and try to recover some feed costs.  Sound "egg-citing"?  Just contact us and let us know how many you'd like and we can arrange a pick up time.

1/2 dozen = $1.50
1 dozen = $3.00

Here are the new birds enjoying their first meal at Reconnect Farm.

One of our sweet Buff Orpingtons working on breakfast.

Some of our eggs will be brown, some white, and some will have a blue-ish tone.  All of them will be delicious!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Pictures

Here are some pictures of the goings-on around our little 1/4 acre. Hope you enjoy!

Heirloom grapes, the original plant from my grandmother's vine in North Georgia. When Amie finishes making the jelly, I'll show you some more pictures and tell the story.

Morning Glory, indeed!

If only each of these were worth a quarter, we'd be getting rich. Our Mexican Midget tomatoes are prolific producers every year.

In preparation for some more chickens (yep, coming this week!), we moved the old nesting box into the new coop. The girls will have many more places to lay their eggs, and we hope to have many more eggs to sell!


It ain't the prettiest garden, but there's a lot of food out there!

How's your summer garden growing? Are you getting ready for your fall garden yet? I've transplanted 135 heirloom seedlings to sell in August. They're looking good so far.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July: Celebrating Food Independence

I post "A Meal from Our Own 1/4 Acre" blogs to celebrate fresh, healthy food and the pride that comes from providing for your own needs. On this July 4th as we think about freedom, I want to share another meal in celebration of the freedom of growing your own food. We can also celebrate how good it is for our citizen's health (in the midst of diet-related health crisis) and the well-being of our environment (as food miles are reduced to near zero) and our families (as we slow down enough to cook our own food and enjoy a meal together around our own table). Long live food freedom!

So here's "Another Meal (Mostly!) from Our Own 1/4 Acre":

We just finished eating this DELICIOUS brunch of hash browns with carrots, Swiss chard, onion, and garlic, along with fresh scrambled eggs, sauteed Asian long beans, and fresh-picked blackberries. Everything but the onions came from our own 1/4 acre, and nearly all of the produce was in the ground just 2 hours ago! Talk about fresh!

Here was some of this morning's harvest that turned into this meal:

In the final stages of cooking:

And finally, a little gloating. It dawned on me as we were eating that I planted this meal, I harvested it, I washed it, and I cooked it. No, this is not the "Little Red Hen" fussing because nobody helped; actually, I'm saying it with great pride in myself. Just a few years ago I didn't have these skills, and now I do! If I can do this, with a willingness to learn and some hard work (and in my case, a talented spouse who taught me how to cook), ANYONE can!

To learn more, go to our "Soil Yourself" workshop tab. Join one of the upcoming workshops and you can learn how to enjoy more food freedom, too! Happy Independence Day!