Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Frost Has Caused Loss, but . . .

. . .  I'm no longer going to stay bummed . . cause it's time to . . .

. . . decorate the farm house for Christmas.

Yesterday morning Michael and I went out to do our traditional walk around to inspect the farm gardens.  Thursday evening the valley had a frost warning and we dug out the old frost cloth to cover what needed covering.  

The morning walk around turned out to be pretty discouraging for us.  I cried looking looking at the loss.

Hard work and care to cover tomatoes, herbs and other vegetables failed us.  Our frost cloth was to light for the temperatures and we sustained loss to many tomatoes, beans and all our my flowers.  I think what was so tough for me were the tomatoes - many plants were loaded with small tomatoes that regular customers and one special chef have been waiting for.

So, such is life on the farm. I know it will all come back - in time.

On a happier note, while Michael plowed new ground, I worked some magic with the hula hoe and noticed the leeks have finally popped up along our west wall midst sunflowers and beets.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We 'heart' Crows Dairy Farm

Crows Dairy is the valleys only licensed goat dairy that provides the valley restaurants, stores and farmers' markets with the most amazing chevre' of all kinds.  We love Crows!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Keeping It Real: Breeding Time at The Simple Farm

It's breeding season for many goat owners so, here's what a buck and doe "date" looks like. Just in case you ever did wonder!

Touches of French Inspiration at The Simple Farm Market

Just a few random "before" photos from this past weekend.  Hope to see you This Tuesday, November 23rd @ 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and then again in the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.   at

The Simple Farm
9080 E. Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, AZ

Getting Ready for Opening Day at The Simple Farm Market

For months we've been preparing for the day when we would opening up The Simple Farm to the public for the day when we would be set up with The Simple Farm Market here at the farm.  We're in our final hours of preparation and thought to give you a glimpse of what we're up to.

Hope to see you THIS Thursday, November 23rd at The Simple Farm Market - 9080 E. Cactus Rd, Scottsdale, AZ -  from 9:00 - 1 p.m. and 4:00 - 6 p.m.

Don't drive to fast on Cactus and don't blink - or you might miss us.  Look for the signs to our driveway and look for the "park here" signs.

See you soon.