I think the crew here enjoyed the long weekend. And with batteries charged, we’ve been full throttle so far this week. A few sprinklings of rain are encouraging new growth out in the pasture and in the fields for all of the summer transplants. Okra, Melons, Beans, Eggplants and Peppers are all looking strong so far. And today, we are harvesting the rest of the potatoes out of the field. Once removed, we’ll put in a deep summer cover of Sorghum-Sudangrass. As summer progresses on, the cover crop will give us alot of organic matter to help build our soil and also some deep shade and forage for poultry come August. Not that anyone would enjoy shade in August in Southwest Georgia!
The laying hens are steady growing. Their appetite is increasing too, although I have a suspicion that the chickens are not the only thing on the pasture fond of chicken feed. We have a suspicion that the Pyrenees puppy bonding to the birds is eating his unfair share for some reason only known to him. He’s a cute one, I threw in a picture of him in the slide show below. Hope you all enjoy the groceries this week! Thank you so very much for your continued support and participation.
Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081)
1-Ground lamb (2.5 lbs)
1-Ground Turkey (1 lb)
Pasture Raised Eggs: 12 beautiful assorted color eggs, form our own hens that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are hand washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.
(Call to order this week if not on the egg CSA : 229-641-2081)
1 bunch Assorted Kale
1 bunch Collards
1 bunch Carrots or Colorful Beets
2-3 Cabbages (We harvested the bulk of our cabbage crop over the past couple weeks, we’re leaving the outside leaves on as extra protection for your heads. Before you wash your cabbage, simply peel off the outside leaves and you’ll have a nice tight cabbage head to work with – recipe to follow)
Brocoli or Cauliflower
1 bunch Assorted Kale
5 Summer Squash
2-3 Slicing Cucumbers -or- 6 Pickling Cucumbers (recipe to follow)
3lbs Alby’s Gold Potatoes
1lb Green and/or Yellow Wax Beans (recipe to follow)
Taster: SunGold Cherry and/or Glacier Salad Tomatoes + Basil Sprigs
Hope you enjoy everything!