What do you get when you throw strawberries at the wall? An angry Mom!
This joke is brought to you by our resident #kidfarmer , Chloè, who picked this bowl of berries just for you!
Wondering why we still have strawberries? Well, we planted three varieties of berries... mid season, late season and ever-bearing. This means that we will have berries available for most of the summer season!
Our berries are sweet, juicy and full of flavor and we never use any sprays or pesticides...bonus!!
Stop by our self-serve Farm Stand and get yours before they’re gone!
I dropped farmer Chris off at the airport last night for his annual Alaskan fishing trip. This means I get to run the entire farm by myself for a week and a half - yep I'm nervous.😓
There's all these thoughts running through my head asking myself if I can handle it. In the past, it felt like no biggy as it was just the garden and the animals. This is our first year being an official farm, opening up a farm stand and helping service our community with our veggies. Then to throw mushrooms on top of that - phew! 🍄😓
It's a lot of work for 2 people, we each have our own chores and responsibilities that get done daily, but when you take 1 person out of the mix, it's A LOT of work. No pressure right - haha.😂
As I dropped him off at the airport, I told him "I got this," his facial expression looked liked he was a little worried. Haha 😦
Please send me some encouraging words and motivation - I may need it. 💙
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One of the best things about moving to the Farm is the location.
The Pacific Northwest has it all. Mountains, ocean, islands, farmlands, rivers, rainforests.
The fact that we live on a farm that is 5 minutes from the beach amazes us every day.
While we LOVE the Farm, and rarely want to leave, exploring our area (especially when family comes to visit) is always like a mini vacay.
If you’re a Washingtonian who has never visited this area of the state, what are you waiting for?! We promise you won’t be disappointed 😀
The last few days have been so fun.
My sister and her kiddos have been spending a few days with us and it’s been the best.
Every morning he kids have been so excited to go out and pick in the field. The boys have been running the excavator and the girls have been cuddling kittens all day.
Having a place for our family and other families to come and enjoy was our vision from the very beginning.
Life is good.
My dear friend and exceptional local maker, Jenn, makes these gorgeous goat milk soaps. She has an Etsy and an Instagram @garrisongoatcompany (👈follow her if you aren’t already) where you can purchase her homemade products. This beauty is called Roseanne, after one of her goats 🐐, and gets its unique coloring from Brazilian Clay.
You JUST WANT to feel good in your own skin again. You have been trying and have lost a little here and little there and then darn it all, it comes back. I was there too. Then I found a group of women in the same boat as I was who helped hold me to my goals. We worked out together everyday, shared our meals with each other, encouraged one another and before I knew it I was down 20 pounds and 2 pant sizes.
I am excited to share how with you in a FREE 3 day bootcamp starting this Friday through Sunday. All you need to do is drop a 🕺🏻 or 💃🏻 if you want to join in the fun!
Our farm wasn't always a farm. In fact, when we purchased our house 5 years ago it was 2 Acres of trees, sticker bushes, stumps, a patch of grass and Fallen old logs.🌲🍃
We knew it had potential and saw greatness in it - the only catch, we had to do the digging, leveling, and stump removal all by hand and truck.😥
Chris and I work full time off the farm. We work a full day and then come home and work until night time. It's like that to this day. Let me tell you, your hands get tougher, once they get used to holding a shovel every day.😕
Our weekends were spent working, clearing and digging our land. We were lucky enough to meet some loggers who helped clear some of the land - we only had to pay them in eggs, Jam, vegetables and they took the trees they cut.🌲🌲
Our land is still partially covered in trees, stumps and uneven Ground - but we are working on it, slowly but surely. Our cleared parts are home to chickens, bees, rabbits, and pigs. We also have several fruit trees, Berry patches, our Mushroom House and Garden scattered throughout the cleared areas.
Our farm will have character when it's finished that's for sure - haha..❤
Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday to tour the Farm!
We had so much fun meeting everyone and sharing our progress and our vision.
And don’t worry if you couldn’t make it ‘cause we’ll do it again soon!
Check out my latest youtube video in bio about growing and picking green beans. I'll show you the best techniques whether for a home garden or for profit in a market garden context. These are Provider OG bush beans from @johnnys_seeds (Not a sponsor). My favorite stringless green bean to grow.
I sat down for an intriguing conversation with @bootstrapfarmer radio to discuss my market garden methods, food politics, and small farming's effect on society. The podcast link is in my bio. Check out their youtube for the full 1hr video interview and farm tour. I hope you will enjoy the interview (some mild language in interview). If you need high quality farm and greenhouse supplies check out Bootstrap farmer's website, they have the best stuff.
Old is better.
Since we bought the Farm we have been given lots of cool old things; tools, furniture, building supplies and equipment (just to name a few) but this one wins the prize!
This is a 1948 Gibson Tractor bequeath to us from Farmer Dan’s bestie, aka Grandpa Dave.
Our plan for this little cutie is to use it for tractor train rides around the farm.
Here’s to one more project to get done! 😂
Happy Friday!! ☀️
It's going to be a great weekend! .
I was walking around the garden last night and am so excited to see everything is coming in! 😀
I just picked our pie cherries - so excited about those, as we planted that tree 5 years ago and we are estatic that it's producing. Now to find a good recipe for them.....🍒
We will have blueberries, zucchini and pickling cucumbers on the farm stand soon, and of course more mushrooms. You will be the first to know when they are out and ready for pick up.
Anyone have any good cherry pie recipes they want to share? 🍒
We were not expecting to have a raspberry harvest this year but Mother Nature had a different idea!
If your stopping by the Farm Stand for eggs or snap peas today make sure you grab some. It will be a few more days before more are ready to pick!
The last couple of weeks have been real.
It’s finally sinking in that we have a farm and that we are...well...farmers.
Every berry we find, every snap pea we eat, every egg we collect is a delight and a confirmation that we can actually do this.
We’re constantly talking about where we can take this thing. The future’s bright.
I’m thinking of bottling our fruit+herb infused water and selling it in the Farm Stand. What do you think? Is it something you would buy or try?
Let me know, I need your encouragement!
What brewing method do you prefer!?☕️ This morning we’re drinking a delicious natural microlot coffee from Pedro Romero’s Los Popitos farm🇭🇳 •
Que método de chorreado prefieres!? ☕️Está mañana estamos tomando café natural del microlote de Pedro Romero de su finca Los Popitos🤙🏽🇭🇳
#chocolatecherries are my new favorite cherry tomato. Exquisite taste with many more notes of flavor than other cherry tomatoes. Also produces heavily as it has 2 fruit clusters per node. A must try for sure.
We love it when our customers, and Instagram friends, stop by for a visit and share their pics!
Thanks @make.shoot.live for supporting a local small business. We really appreciate you!
Is there a small business in your neighborhood that you love? Tell us who and share their feed so we can appreciate them too!
After a week of gardening, harvesting and baking bread, it feels good to get into the studio. With my second week of vegetables shares delivered for the season, I was able to load up a kiln and create some more work. I am looking forward to another week of vegetables and art 😊 .
This next weekend I will be at Art on the Bay in Alpena with some of my ceramic work. My brother will be there with metal sculptures as well. Make sure you come check out all the arts and crafts by the bay. .
Meet Reynold, our community mobilizer from the COPROVACA committee. He works with our program manager Stephana as a local liaison to encourage the community to participate fully in our microsavings program. He is also a past program participant--he bought goats and pigs that he keeps with family in Jeremie, a city in the western part of Haiti. He breeds and sells them to pay for big expenses or for a financial emergency. #microsavings#haiti#smallfarmer#livestock