Monthly Archives: April 2016

Not one market, but TWO!

I saw on facebook that Betty and Clyde were at the Catawba Farmers Market.  I have missed seeing them so I asked Madigan if she was up for a two market day, she said yes.  Had to get our yearly picture with Betty.

IMG_9114 IMG_9116We got a little bit of everything, including some flowers to put in the vase at home.

IMG_9120Clyde said the honey from one of the other vendors was the best, so I has to get it, bonus they offered jars with the comb still in it.

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My new CSA Thornfield Farms

IMG_9108We always get a picture of Madigan and our favorite vendor at the beginning of the season.  So we can watch her grow.  Susanna from Thornfield Farm has become the person I most want to see at the market.  She grows the best tasting lettuces and greens.  I know you are thinking, how great can lettuce really be, go grab some and you will see, the best EVER.

IMG_9109I picked the farmers choice for my first CSA bagIMG_9122 IMG_9124HUGE head of green lettuce, smaller head of red leaf lettuce, bok choy, kale, spicey greens and some spinach.  Great thing about getting a mixed bag, we get to wing it on what dinner is.  Fresh salad tonight, tomorrow, greens with either fried chicken or pork chops.

Wild onions

Before boomer cut the grass for the first time of the season I went out and pulled up some wild onionsIMG_9059 IMG_9061

getting the birds outside

IMG_906710 birds in a small indoor brooder makes for some stinky business, so we try and get then outside as much as we can, give them a little more space and room to move.They are rolling up on 3 weeks old.  Once feathered out with warmer nights we can leave them outside all night.


I am really not sure how to photograph these flowers.  Once the bloom they are just this sort of weird shaped blob, but this is the best one I got.IMG_3014


Meat Birds Day 6

IMG_8989It isn’t an ear, just a hole really, but looks like an ear.IMG_8999

Preview of meat bird things….


WIDE stance


Mouth breather