Thursday, December 9, 2010

Herbed Butter With Italian Parsley and Oregano

Our family has benefited from our daughter's new cook book:

And tonight was no exception. I made Italian with turkey meatballs, a salad of romaine from the garden and Candace decided to try Lucinda's herb butter from her book Mad Hungry.

I made a little trek out to one of the herb gardens on our farm and gathered some Italian parsley and oregano.  Candace chopped both herbs and spooned it into some soft butter then spread this yummy butter in between slices of a wonderful baguette and baked it (wrapped in aluminum foil) for about 15 minutes @ 350 degrees.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Today's Farm Project

Today my husband made another roosting perch for the 48 Black Astralorps that are just a few months old.  We now have a good amount of hens with three different ages and are anticipating the second batch of girls to begin laying the beginning of February. That's exciting because we'll have a good supply of dozens of farm fresh eggs for sale - directly from our farm. . . right here in the middle of Scottsdale Suburbia.

Another project Michael's been working on is completing the gate into the back section of our farm. It's the one that gates the whimsical part of the farm from the field. I've watched him ponder and mediate and research which gate option would be the best. I think he's going to be delighted to be done and check that one of the list of "Many Farm Projects To Do."

Today, he finished the last of two signs he'd been working on . . .the ones that say . . .

Monday, December 6, 2010

Our Diary of Suburban Farm Life

Michael and I are going to start doing a VLOG (video log) of some of the daily happenings here at The Simple Farm.  This is our first one for you to see a little bit about what happens on a suburban farm.

Baby Scarlet Nantes Carrots

Sunday, December 5, 2010

For All You Beet Lovers . . .

. . .golden beets, chiogga beets, red detroit beets will be popping out of the ground in a few weeks.  Got a favorite recipe? Send it to me - thesimplefarm @ gmail dot com

I Just Spotted French Scarlett Nantes Carrots in the Asparagus Patch

. . .and a nice bunch will be freshly picked for this Tuesday's Market at The Simple Farm.  French Scarlet Nantes are finger carrots that are sweet, tender and delicious.

Your Farm Market (in the neighborhood) opens at 9:30 am.  I'll set up the French Press coffee to help take off that morning chill.