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Sophia arrived here in mid May and will be joining us for the season until she returns to Barnard College in late August.  She comes from Long Island, New York and is a great addition to the farm crew.  In her free time you may find her birding in the Schoodic Woods or singing with the Schoodic Summer Chorus.

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Red Choi - This small headed pac choi is tender and crunchy.  Use it raw as a snack or salad, or throw it into a pan or wok. Hakurei Turnip - Hope you enjoyed these last week. Cilantro Baby Head Lettuce - The first small heads of lettuce out of the hoop house. Oregano - Young and tender right now.  You can use the stem along with the leaves as they have not gotten woody yet.  Great chopped raw for rice salads or tossed into pasta.  Also cooks down wonderfully with any sauce or dish you are making. Kale (Red...

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The soil was dry.  We had no forecast for rain last week and didn't get any, but we have gone forth with the energy of this past full moon and gotten many seeds and plants into the ground.  The seeds lay waiting for rain to wake them up.  We watered the transplants in by walking buckets of water up and down the aisles and pouring it over each plant.  Winter Squash and Pumpkins will own the garden patch to the right of the driveway (as you are coming up to the barn).  Our Sweet Potato plants that we started in the greenhouse...

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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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