Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Planting and BBQ?

Okay, yes, I am dreaming, but the new field is amended thanks to the Bashaws and I will be tilling it in this weekend. I have been approached by several people to come and help and so here goes ... I am swallowing my pride and asking for help in exchange for a little knowledge, though I would imagine you will teach me just as much back! I want the soil to cook for a few weeks, but then how about "Learn How to Build A Garden Bed Day and BBQ". Let me know if you are interested in say two or three weeks?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lavender is Here

Last spring I took a trip to tour a few lavender farms to find out more. I brought home about 14 varieties of lavender and set them up on the front drive and on the hillside next to the pool. My dreams are big but they will take time to fruit, and this year I saw one more step come to life. After a whole year 8 varieties of the lavender took off; in just a few short weeks of Spring they went from grapefruit size plants to full size 2 feet in span plants. What a pleasant surprise that was. I will be doing the first lavender harvest this week hopefully. Dreaming of what I will do; a few flower arrangements, some ribboned sachets for closets, a few bundles for everyone to try some yummy recipes. Keep your eyes and your imagination wide open for lavender ideas and I will most likely have it with me this week at my deliveries. All these additions are in the hopes of creating a "tourable" farm for my customers and for the children of our community one day. Wish me luck; so far so good!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I planted one sour cherry tree for just this occasion!! Cherry Pie!! I have enough for two; I would have six or more, but the birds do not share fairly even with sour cherries! No I am far from being a perfectly healthy eater as some would say, but I do believe in knowing exactly where my food comes from. In this case my cherry tree, butter from a cow and a few other ingredients that I can spell! Yes, easy rule if I cannot read or spell an ingredient most likely it did not come from Mother Nature and that means it was not intended for me to eat; I am far from perfect, but this is a motto I have always tried my best to follow and in this case boy is it good!!!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I have a camera card reader!!

I have a camera card reader finally thanks to my husband and the kids are not allowed to use it (someone put the card in backwards and broke it). Unfortunately and fortunately this is a picture of my Daikon radishes gone to seed. The bad news is there are only a few Daikons in there for sale; the good news is it is acting as a great bee attraction! They are all over the place and that is good for the tomato plants that are out there. I knew it was a cold spring, but you don't really realize it until you look around and realize it is almost July and the Hollyhocks and butterfly bushes are just barely trying to bloom; wow the ground was cold here! See everyone later this week; summer starts Monday!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Moonstruck Farms CSA is proud to announce a new farm member - Sprouting Joy of Wrightwood. They will be bringing their products on board in the next few weeks. Wrightwood Co-Op has also invited Moonstruck Farms CSA to bring all farm members products to a "booth sale" on July 2nd. Hope to see you all there. We are really growing thanks to everyone's support. Can't thank you enough especially with your patience with all my goof-ups!! I have to get planting!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Music and Mice

As I was lying in my nice hot bath after a long day, okay long month, on Thursday night I was suddenly awakened from my dreams by blaring music coming from outside. I went out to find the boom box I had put near the cherry tree blaring. A mouse must have done a race across the volume knob and turned it way up! At least it reminded me that I had left it on; not necessary at night to save my cherries. It reminded me of a gift my dear friend Judy gave me for my birthday, a statuette of an angel and the saying "One is nearer to God in the garden then anywhere else on earth". The mouse that night reminded me of all of that and the fact that my dear friend remembered one of things I have told her and that is "I feel closest to God in the garden and when I was pregnant with my three daughters". I thank him each time I am out there for all the blessings I have and I thank all of you out there once again for all your support.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Brian Ranch Orchard fruit is coming tomorrow too; cherries tomorrow at the CSA delivery point and maybe apricots and peaches too!! Lots of extras from all the fruit and vegie farms; come and join us and see how big the chickens were this time around!! I will have extra chicken too including wings for hot wings at your summer BBQs and leg/thigh combos that are perfect for barbecuing. Lettuce is doing great outside so I am hoping to have extra gourmet lettuce for the second time!! All growers are expanding; stand by for more great stuff!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Roaring L Ranch has cherries ready this week!! Come one, come all to delivery on Thursday. Not sure of prices or availability; I will know more on Monday. Drop me an e-mail at moonstruckfarms@verizon.net if you would like some with the approximate amount of pounds and I will do my best to meet the need on Thursday. Brian Ranch Airport should be ready soon too! So that means apricots are just around the corner! The fruit is coming, and hopefully tomatoes will not be far behind. Bear with us through our growing pains, next year is bound to only be better thanks to all the member's support!