All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wanter are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
-J.R.R Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring
We had frost this AM. Cold weekend. Finally feeling like winter is coming. We have had fires in our wood stove, and have started feeding hay to the animals. The season is changing.
Farm News: My Mom and Dad are here this weekend. We had a great walk on the new farm property Friday when they got in. Yesterday mostly sat by the fire and visited, it was a cold windy day.
No new calves lately. I’m anxiously awaiting my milk cow, Precious, to have her calf. I have been keeping her in the yard at night and waking up to check on her.
What’s in the Bucket: Kohlrabi is back!! Also, radicchio, kale and/or mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, purple sweet potatoes, beets, cilantro.
Raw Beet and Kohlrabi salad
1 generous pound total of beets and kohlrabi, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
Zest and juice of a lemon
Fresh cilantro or dill, chopped
Few drops of Tabasco
Grate the beet. (There’s no need to peel, the grater will just push the skins back.)
Slice off the thick skin of the kohlrabi with a knife, then grate or chop using a mandoline. Toss with the remaining ingredients.
Looking forward to the next few weeks….carrots and lettuce are coming!!!!
Happy Eating and thanks for buying local food from our farm!!