Farm Life Vegetables and Berries

First Week, First Vegetables

We spent the past week twiddling our thumbs and praying.  The thumb-twiddling was because of the rain…needless to say, there was a lot of both (thumb-twiddling and rain) as we waited for the sky to clear and prayed for the rain to cease…visibly, praying has its limitations, as it was only by the weekend that the sun finally appeared. In the meantime, much (water) damage was done, and we had to wait a few more days for the drenched fields to dry out. Our fields are well-drained, but even so, like prayers, miracles are few and far between these days. And so we went from thumb-twiddling to tractor idling — and focused on other chores to spare the soggy fields.

Poules nouvelles - Fresh Hens

A few sunrises later, we’ve managed to harvest our first crops of the season: spinach, tatsoi, kohlrabi, escarole and Swiss chard. To round out a decidedly leafy menu, we’ve thrown in some strawberries for a dash of red to balance out the green. Get ready to eat your greens, be they cooked, steamed, puréed or raw — and do not hesitate to let us know if you need any suggestions. We look forward to seeing you all and do not forget your grocery bags!

Chou-rave - Kohlrabi