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We said "goodbye" to our ram this past autumn and said "hello" to his successor, who Liz is calling Findus.  He was only 7 months old when he was charged with the responsibility of breeding all 8 Ewes.  It took him a while to get it right, but he eventually bred all but one.  Lambing has come at least a month later than usual for us this spring and the last of the lambs was born this past Friday.  Usually lambing happens in the barn before the pastures are ready for them to graze, but this time around we had three lambs...

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Red Bok Choi New Patch of Radishes Oregano Cilantro Young Head Lettuce Nettles

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Ingredients: Kelp - 6 inch piece Nettles - 1 bunch Carrots - 3 large Beans - 1/2 cup cooked Jacob's Cattle Beans plus the cooking liquid Lovage - 1 large stalk Salt - 1 tsp + to taste Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp Start by filling a medium sized pot half way with water and putting it on high heat.  Cut kelp into small pieces using a sharp scissor, cut the lovage stalk into 6 inch chunks, peel and chop carrots, chop nettles (remove any tough fibrous stem bottoms) and add to the pot.  Let simmer for 15 minutes, then add...

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*Remember that the Weekly Pickup will be taking place on Wednesdays, INSIDE THE STORE this year, from 12noon to 5pm. Shepsi will be there to help you. This week you will receive: Radishes Hakurei Turnips Red Russian Kale Lovage Rhubarb Spinach

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Rhubarb - We are starting to harvest rhubarb this week and will have these deliciously tart stalks here for you when you come.  We've been eating these early tender stalks raw as a spring time treat!  In combination with Lovage, Rhubarb makes a great iced springtime tea. Tide Mill Creamery Products - Whole Milk Yogurt by the Quart, Flavored Greek Yogurt by the Pint (Maple Vanilla and Blueberry Maple) Painted Pepper Farm Goat Dairy - Chevre (Plain and Garlic Dill), and Gelato

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We are getting the rain and we are getting the heat!  Many of the seeds we have direct seeded over the past week are fully awakened now, especially after that surprise thunder storm we had on Wednesday.  Beets, Spinach, Carrots, Parsnips, and Lettuce are all emerging with force.  For the summer squash patch, we formed hills in our "Pasture" garden out of sheep manure and our compost, then we planted 4 seeds in each hill.  Soon we will be preparing and planting out our Winter Squash patch!

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