Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We have extra strawberries this week! These berries are Certified Naturally Grown. We never spray our strawberries with harmful pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. And we don't use chemical fertilizers. These are the smaller, more flavorful gourmet varieties. So, they don't have that large pithy hole that most conventionally-grown berries have. They are at their peak this week and will be in decline soon. So enjoy them while they last.
Prices: $2.50 per pint ($2.00 for on-farm purchases), $32.00 per flat (16 pints) Call us at 931.623.3732 or email us at trish@BeaverdamCreekFarm.com to place your order.
Delivery: We can deliver them to our Riverwalk and Grassmere locations as well as to the Leiper's Fork and Franklin Farmers Markets. Or if you're in the mood for an outing, you can drive out to our farm and pick them up!
Freezing Instructions: Strawberries are easy to freeze. Simply wash, dry, and remove stems. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze overnight. Then put them in Ziploc baggies, date them, and store them in your freezer. You can take them out at your convenience and use them for smoothies, strawberry shortcake, ice-cream topping, strawberry daiquiris, pies, cobblers, muffins, etc. How about dipping some in chocolate?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Lots of work began piling up after the flood. It kept raining every few days and wouldn't dry out enough to till and plant. So last week when it finally dried out, we had our work cut out for us. The to-do list was daunting, and we weren't sure where to begin. Some of our friends volunteered to help, and I'm glad they did! We never could have gotten it all done without them!
In one day, we planted about 3000 transplants, laid irrigation lines, installed deer fencing, made saw-horses for the greenhouse, mowed the grass, and I don't know what all. It's amazing how much can be accomplished by 14 hard-working teenagers!
Enough typing...on to the pictures. Thanks again y'all! You were a huge blessing to us.
Here are some strawberry-picking picures. This is a different day than the last set of pics.
"This one looks perfect...I guess I'll have to eat it!"
"I'd like to buy a hamburger!"
"Trish-A ANN" :P
Lovely Miss M, whose finger was still intact when this picture was taken.
Cable from Coble with patented hat staple
Monday, May 11, 2009
The greenhouse has been working out wonderfully! It stayed warm nicely during the cold weather, but on the warmer days, it began to get too hot in there. So, we put some shade-cloth over it, and started rolling up the plastic on the back, and now the temperature is staying in the proper range. This is how it looks this week...pretty full!
Friday, May 08, 2009
It sure took a while, but we finally decided on this logo for our farm. We like the earthy colors and the fact that the design can be stenciled. We hope to paint it on our market crates and on our veggie-hauling trailer. We're also having a farm banner made for our booth at the farmer's market.
Stay tuned for a sneak-peek at the T-shirt that Tricia Ann is designing featuring our new logo. The shirts should be really cool! Everyone will want one!
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Beaverdam Creek Farm Pickup: Mondays, starting on May 11, 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Leiper's Fork Farmers Market Delivery: Wednesdays, starting May 13, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Asurion Delivery: Wednesdays, starting May 13, 4:00 p.m.
Riverwalk Delivery: Wednesdays, starting May 13, 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.
Franklin Farmers Market Delivery: Saturdays, starting May 16, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
You can't get this quality at a corporate chain store.
And it's all Certified Naturally Grown!
Well, all our CSA shares are currently sold. However, we are hoping to have enough produce in a few weeks to fill some more shares. In that case, we will contact the people on our waiting list, and the price will be pro-rated depending on the time of registration.
If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 04, 2009
On Friday night, meteorologists forecasted heavy rain during the night, and warned of possible flash floods in our area. As predicted, it stormed all night. But somehow, the words "flash flood" don't seem sufficient to describe the deluge we met the next morning. It was amazing! If I hadn't seen it, I would've never believed how high the water could get!
This is the view across the road from our barn. You can't usually see the creek from here.
With the help of some wonderful neighbors, we managed to get the sheep and the cow to higher ground before the water overtook them. This picture was taken pretty early on...the water rose much higher before the day was over.I just realized that we hadn't posted a picture of Jacob's cow, yet. Here she is. She is a Red Devon heifer named Ingrid (No, she was already named when he bought her...but it sounds like a name he'd come up with :).
Well, we don't usually have a river in the middle of the driveway, but it does add a classic touch to the out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere atmosphere.