Spruce tip harvest is in full swing in the mountains! The glow of the green new growth lighting the way in the forest..making batches of spruce syrup to preserve this tree medicine; full of vitamin C, carotenoids, chlorophyll, potassium & magnesium...and magic 🌿
Serviceberry sauce, made from berries I picked in the bioswale. It was a long day at work (10 hrs) after a long weekend of work (pride festival and yard work) after a looong week of work... And the week ahead looks very long too.
I learned yesterday that in Japan, falling asleep in public is seen as respectable, as in "oh look at him, he must be working so hard." Whereas, in France it is illegal (I think?) to send work email after hours.
Balance balance balance. Gotta save some energy for myself.
Serviceberries taste kind of like blueberries and cherries, and the seeds are similar to almond. A relaxed, subtle flavor.
2c berries, washed
1T lemon juice
dag fick vi följa med två coola kockar – Henrik och Jordi – från KOKS ut när de samlade vilda örter örter och tång. Det blåste storm och regnade småspik, men kul och intressant var det. // Today we had the opportunity to go out foraging with to of the chefs, Henrik and Jordi, from KOKS restaurant. Two really cool guys collecting herbs and algae. It was a heavy rain and storm but it was nice and interresting.
The pigs are finally in the cover of the lush "jungle" along the tree line of our property. We sat down last night, exhausted and discussed how we have done SO MUCH in such a short time. We started with 2 pigs and a couple goats. We've had different thoughts on how rotations would look and work. We've run fence lines and we now have the property contained (which was not the case 7 short months ago!!) We've run boundary lines, paddock lines, gone from plan A to plan D, butchered our first pig, brought home 2 more, brought home 6 lady sheep, 1 ram, 2 more goats, 2 new dogs, and 25 chickens... oh, and a few cats (which haven't all stuck around). But as this big (almost 500 lb dude) was walking along the tall shaded 1.5 acres that he gets to call his, we just couldn't help but realize how much we had done this year. All for the sake of food. Food for our family and food for yours. <3 #food#pigs#heritage#pork#forage#grass#eatlikeahillbilly#native#eat#paleo#keto#primal#pastured#farmtotable#familyfarm#shoplocal#localfarms#dallaseats#dfweats#dfwfood#dfwfoodie#instafood#sustainablefarming#texasfarms
It's #PollinatorWeek ! With the steady decline in pollinators, it is apparent that those of us that rely on agriculture for our livelihood need to step up. That is why we created Pastures for Pollinators. This pasture mix is filled with proven pollinator attractants and will leave your pasture looking and smelling wonderful, and as an added bonus, livestock love it too! To learn more or to place your order, visit the link in our bio. 🐝🐞🦋
“If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence” ~ George Eliot
Bu sefer kirazlarin altında mavi taşyoncasina (ona benzettik öyle mi acaba 🙄), tavukların bahçesinde sarı tasyoncasina rastladık. Toprağı korumak, iyileştirmek, erozyonu engellemek için uygun bitkiler aradığımız sırada, tarlamerada kendiliğinden hangi yerörtücüler yetişiyor önce ona bakmaya çalışıyoruz. En sık tercih edilenler hangileri acaba?
We are looking for covercrops, especially for the local ones, to prevent erosion and improve the soil 😉 which covercrops do you prefer?