Sunday, July 14, 2013

Paint Time....Family Time

Each year as we get ready to open, everything comes out of the market and gets a fresh coat of paint.  This year is no different.  Everything looks so clean and fresh!  We have moved our benches around, added new units and are just about ready to open.  

We are planning on opening the market on Wednesday (7/17/2013) the sad part is we won't have our sweet corn or tomatoes yet!  Most of the other veggies are coming in just fine.  With any luck we will have sweet corn within a week.

It is going to be so nice to see our many friends we call customer's again.  One thing I will miss, is our Sunday morning breakfast's.  Just about every Sunday morning all winter long the kid's and Nin and Rocky (Joe's mom and her friend) come over for breakfast.  One of the best parts of this is seeing our first grandchild grow and change from week to week.  We have invited our friends some Sunday's...some Sunday's we have extended family.  Today was our last Sunday for this, until November, since we are out by 5:00 am all summer picking corn...then opening the market.

We hope you have a chance to come out and see us very soon!  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Rain, Rain and more Rain!

Well I guess I have been absent for long enough.  This spring has been quite a challenge for us on the farm.  It has been an extremely wet and challenging this season thus far.  We were hit by  hail, and rain after rain after rain.  Our veggies our pulling through and we should be opening very soon. 

I have talked to many people who have small backyard gardens and they have been very happy with the weather because they don't have to water their gardens....good for them...not so good for us.  We have large equipment to try and drag through the fields and with all this rain,'s not going anywhere but down in the mud.   I think we have been stuck more already this year than in past 5 years...maybe more!

We are cleaning, painting and getting the market ready to open.   I like to move furniture, so I'm sure I will be moving the benches in the market to new spots...and maybe move them again...that's what I do!  

So watch for signs of movement and you'll know we'll be opening soon!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Winter Break!

I guess I've had enough time off from the hectic days of this summer past....and now it's time to get back in gear and get ready for our new and hopefully wonderful summer of 2013.   

Mother nature put the hurt on our orchards in Michigan last keep on chugging along and hope that this year there will be a bumper crop!   We plan on planting lots of those wonder veggies for this year, I might even talk Joe into trying a few things new for 2013!   Don't get to excited...there is still a long time before we will be picking our own veggies, but we can dream of those warm summer days, with butter running off your sweetcorn and down your arm!
Maybe a thick slice of tomato, a few slices of bacon a little mayo and....OK, I'll stop!  LOL

Let's get back to business...
Joe put new natural gas heaters in our large gutter greenhouse.  This should help to keep our heat bill down a little this year, and  we should be firing them up very soon.    I can't believe it's already the middle of February!   I think I'll dig around for a comfort food recipe using some of the veggies I froze last summer!    I still have some sweet corn, some green beans, a little bit of broccali and maybe if I dig deep I might find some brussel sprouts.  Check back next week and let's see what kind a great dish I came up with.

Oh yea!  Joe and I become grandparents for the first time in November!  Our son Joe, and his wife Ashlye had a beautiful baby girl - Our Little Miss...Kenadie.  Maybe she will be the next generation to take over on the farm!?!?!?  She's a keeper !!