The Moment I Became A Farmer

The Moment I Became A Farmer

Warm and wet! That is how I would describe the weather around the NW corner of Washington. Most of you will concur, unless you are on vacation in Texas. Then it would be warm, wet and tornadoes! Climate change is a real deal. What is causing that change might be up for debate, but change…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 2/12/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 2/12/17)

Baby Broccolini: Broccolini is a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese kale (not actually baby broccoli). It can be cooked much the same way as regular broccoli but is more tender and takes less maintenance. Simply chop off an inch or two from the stems and either bake in the oven or toss in a stir…

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Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior

Maybe Aging Warrior is a better title for this newsletter. After 20 years of farming and two solid weeks of Spring pruning, my shoulders and elbows are feeling like the 51-year-old grandpa I am. I love pruning. I find it an art, a forgiving art mind you, because the trees always seem to accept my…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/29/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/29/17)

This week’ How To Eat Your Box! entry comes from guest writer Ashley Rodriguez, food blogger at Not Without Salt. Tangelos Citrus are my personal highlight of winter. They are the sunshine on the plate. In our house citrus rarely makes it beyond the point of peeling then eating. Tangelos specifically are a cross between a…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/22/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/22/17)

Bananas: Apart from being a main ingredient in smoothie’s, bananas are great in cooking as well. I started using up my ripe bananas to make flourless pancakes a few years ago. Now it’s my go to when the bananas are a little past their prime. (It’s also a lot easier and quicker than pulling out…

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Above Freezing

Above Freezing

About time! Our old farmhouse has a hard time keeping the cold out. There are some places around the floor boards that you can almost hear wind blowing and there is a definite flow of cold air. Normally, I have a good supply of firewood, but…. next year I will be prepared–again! Last year was…

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