Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Sitting around doing nothin' - NOT

Doing Nothin' is not a likely option around here.  

Been turning this:

Into this:

I can tell you, my days are full, between soaking seeds, planting seeds, building and rearranging shelves, inserting lights and heat mats and bringing trays and cell packs in from the Greenhouse.  The weather has certainly been co-operating for these tasks.

The seeds I sowed Monday afternoon germinated by Tuesday afternoon!!!!!  These were arugula and mesclun mixes (aka Salad Greens).  As I was saying last week, I sprouted some peas and sunflowers.  They’ve been planted as well and have shot up, should be ready in another week. 

I’m attempting to grow turmeric and ginger this year, the roots have been planted in large pots until they can be put outside in Spring.  This’ll be an experiment and experience, hopefully good ones.   
Yesterday, I started all of the hot peppers (a few hundred: hot Portugal, Hungarian hot wax, thai, long red cayenne, jalapeno, d’espellette) and paprika peppers.  Today is computer day.  Tomorrow I’ll start the sweet peppers. 

The hens are all doing fine, except one was inside for a couple of days with a sore leg.  I brought her back out today since it’s warmer so she can be with her buddies.  We feed the girls a special treat of mealworms every few days.  The little red hens actually fly up at me to get to the container when they see it.   The silkies can’t fly or they would I’m sure.  They just jump and they can jump pretty high if it’s mealworms they’re after.

At the risk of sounding boring, the following is what I offer you this week:
Herbs, fresh:  Rosemary, Sage, Thyme and Citrus Thyme$2 bunch 
Leeks  $3 /bunch 
Onions  $2 /pound
Tomatoes, frozen  $2 /pound  excellent to plop into soups or sauces, you can smell summer when you cut open the bag - ahhhhh, summer

Granola:  with cranberries, pistachios and almonds (or cashews in lieu of pistachios)  $10 500mL jar
                 with fruits  $8 500mL jar

Salsa  $8 500mL jar  Warm or Quite Hot

Sprouts:  $3 bag
Ancient Eastern Blend (fenugreek, lentils, kamut & adzuki) 
Crunchy Bean Mix  (peas, lentils and garbanzos)
Sandwich Booster (clover, alfalfa, radish and mustard) 
Spicy Lentil Crunch  (lentils, red clover, alfalfa, radish & mustard)
Spring Salad Mix  (broccoli, radish, alfalfa & clover)

Tomato Sauces:  $6 500mL jar
Caesar (Celery added)
Crazy Green (made with ripe green zebra tomatoes, looks unusual, tastes great)
Crazy Green Hot
Hot (a few hot peppers tossed in)
Hot Plus
Just Nice  (the right amount of everything, just a pleasant tomato/pizza sauce)
Roasted Onion 
Warm (just a little bitty bit of hot pepper)
Vampire Buster (deliciously garlicky)

If you'd like to purchase any of the above items, I'd be happy to provide them if available after our regular customers have ordered.  Perhaps you might like to be added to our Weekly Delivery List.  I send my email out every Wednesday, collect orders Thursdays and deliver Fridays (or another day convenient to us and you if you're not too close to home).  

And remember some of Day Brighteners Farm produce can be found at Heather's Healthy Harvest in Kemptville.  
Until next post, have a great every day.

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