Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
All colonies are alive and doing well. All boiling out the top, so the timing was right for giving them sugar cakes.
Our sales of honey have gradually increased. We need more colonies. I hope all will survive so we can split them in the spring instead of buying more.
We grew buckwheat in the fall, partly for manure crop, and partly for the bees so they could go into the winter healthier and happier. At this point it seems to have paid off.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeff’s pumpkin bar recipe
2 cups whole wheat flower
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar; not packed
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon; heaping
1/8 tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ginger
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups baked pie pumpkin (nistler farms pumpkins preferred)
½ cup baked squash (yes, nistler farms too)
large pan for bars
375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
these two lovelys i could not part with at any price. for a while i was bringing them to market just for people to look, maybe touch, maybe. at one point, a fellow vendor, who shall remain nameless, sent a "customer" to offer me 50 dollars for the one on the right. they were somewhat surprised that i didnt accept the offer. certainly something we do and enjoy should be above, or maybe outside of, commerce.
it was pretty funny at first, however, eventually, i had to hide them in the cab because there were so few pumpkins left to sell that people gravitated to these and then were sort of mad that they couldn't buy them.
i won't carve them. i suspect they'll last a few weeks on the kitchen table.
still have squash and pie pumpkins for november.
the season moves on; birch, dogwood, spruce tops, broom corn for a few weeks, then Christmas trees.