We have been having so much fun in the greenhouse. We are so blessed and so grateful to have it! This is our first spring growing in it and everything has been going really well. I hope you enjoy the video! I've had a cold so please overlook all my sniffles.
Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. It complements such a variety of meats. We use it on lamb, beef, duck, chicken and turkey. When I smell it I instantly think of warm, spongy, focacia. Mmmmm.
This year I'm working on growing enough rosemary to offer it with our CSA baskets and to sell at our plant sale. Today I had a few more starts that were ready for planting.
What you are looking at is over 100 different varieties of fruits vegetable, cover crops and flowers! And this isn't even all of them. We order from several different companies as well as save our own seed. You are looking at the order from just one company.
Every year we study our favorite seed catalogs researching the best types and varieties of plants to grow in our climate and our unique growing conditions. Over the years we have found many reliable varieties that we continue to grow every year. We are very grateful to have found some real winners for this short growing season and our taste buds alike.
Have you ever had lamb? This is the first leg of lamb I ever cooked. It was absolutely delicious. The most tender meat I have ever had and there is not one thing I would have changed about the flavor. It is now my families favorite meat!
Rolling Hills Farm Fall Season CSA- 10 weeks of organically grown heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Today I delivered the last basket of our Fall season. I'm so grateful for the mild weather we had this fall. It sure made it much easier on us! Our Fall season lasted ten weeks. I thought I would share with everyone a little recap of all the baskets. Here goes!
This is what we call the "Big Garden". I guess we will have to call it something else next year when "the the "Little Garden" is complete and becomes the new big garden. It is amazing how well it recovered from the hail damage. We are so grateful! I can only imagine how it would have been right now if we hadn't got the quarter size hail. I'm sure those cucumbers (middle left) would be to the top of the trellis but you would never know that the tomatillos were down to stems after the hail. They are to the top of the trellis and as bushy as can be. In the distance you can see the strawberry garden. The strawberries that made it are doing great! They are sending out runners like crazy! I think we are going to recover some of our losses there after all. The sunflowers are about 10 feet tall now. The cardoon was another thing that came right back like nothing ever happened. The cardoon is on the middle right. It is the spiky, silvery leaves with the pink zinnias poking out from in-between.
Here we are at the final week of our regular CSA season. This weeks baskets included: cabbage, peppers (3 types), tomatillos, onions (2 types), garlic, green and purple beans, zucchini, beets with greens, eggplant, spinach, celery, tomatoes (3 types), basil, sage, tarragon, chives, carrots (red, purple, and round), cucumbers, Swiss chard, and a bouquet of zinnias and sunflowers. Above is the contents of a large share basket and below are some close-ups.
Today marks the first CSA basket of the season. We had a lot of fun putting together the baskets and getting them delivered. It is so nice to see everyone's grateful faces and hear the encouraging words after many months of labor!
I hope everyone enjoys their CSA Baskets this week! Happy, healthy, eating!
Hello, I'm Jaci. I love wandering around in my gardens admiring God's creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming and homestead adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!