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July, 2007:

Baby Goat – extreme cuteness

Baby Goat – extreme cuteness
Posted by Georgiaberry Mobley at 7/31/2007 5:57 AM and is filed under uncategorized

Cecily and Cookie

This little goat is doing well and it is fun to watch her prancing about following her mama, Ginger.  Another doe, Calico,  is about to deliver any time.  I’m sure since a torrential rainstorm is headed our way it will be today!  Goats like to be inconvenient whenever they can.  Hope all goes well.

We purchased these Nigerian Dwarf goats about six weeks ago for the purpose of clearing brush.  This is part of our farm principle “Let Animals Do Work.”   We fenced an overgrown area with cattle panels and turned in three goats and three sheep, and they have eaten everything down in about a month.  We can now go in and cut out the small saplings (mostly sweetgum and sassafras) and knock down what is left of the wild blackberry bramble and fox grape, and then mow the area, and then it will be ready for whatever use is coming next – growing veggies for you, no doubt.  The goats and sheep will be moved on to the next area, in this case right next to where they are now.

Here is another cute goat picture.

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A look inside the bag . . .

A look inside the bag . . .
Posted by Georgiaberry Mobley at 7/20/2007 4:22 PM and is filed under uncategorized

Whats in the bag?

What's in the bag?

In the previous entry there is a list of the contents of the bag – here I spread it out on the table and took a picture.  Remember – the bag is different each week!  This is just an example of what was in the bag on one particular and unique week.  Probably no combination will ever be repeated.

I think this was the last week for blackberries.  The season is over.  I don’t know what fruit we’ll have next week – maybe none.  Maybe I’ll find some melons.   I can get asian pears, but I don’t think they are ready yet.  I fear the peach situation is dire due to this spring’s late April frost, but I am asking around.  And they are not going to be organic – certified or otherwise.  I haven’t met anyone here locally that can produce any quantity of marketable peaches without having to treat some fungus or blight  or something.  Peaches are a hard crop to grow, and expensive to grow also.  I’ll keep you posted.

To place an order call 870-653-3062  by Wednesday for delivery on Friday of that week.

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On the menu this week . . .

On the menu this week . . .
Posted by Georgiaberry Mobley at 7/27/2007 5:24 PM and is filed under uncategorized

July 27 – August 2, 2007
Zucchini, including yellow ‘Gold Rush’
‘Sugar Baby’ watermelon
Jalepeno peppers
Slicing tomatoes
Cherry  tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Okra
Cucumbers
‘Red Pontiac’ potatoes
Farm fresh eggs
Fresh basil – for the tomatoes
Fresh chives – for the potatoes
Fresh rosemary – for the potatoes
To schedule your delivery, call 870-653-3062 by Wednesday for delivery on Friday of that week.

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July 20-27, 2007 What’s on the menu this week . . .

July 20-27, 2007 What’s on the menu this week . . .
Posted by Georgiaberry Mobley at 7/19/2007 4:25 PM and is filed under uncategorized
‘Gold Rush’ and green zucchini
Yellow squash
Blackberries
Slicing tomatoes
Cherry  tomatoes
Bell Peppers
White corn
‘Yukon Gold’ potatoes
Farm fresh eggs
Fresh basil – for the tomatoes
Fresh chives – for the potatoes
Fresh rosemary – for the potatoes

The tomatoes are looking better since we have had a few days of sunshine – finally!  It seems like plants in the cucumber-melon family have been hit the hardest by the last few weeks of rain and cloudy weather.  They just have not been growing – hopefully they will make up for lost time and give us some sweet melons soon.  I want cantaloupe!  And my basil has grown more in the last two days than it has in the last six weeks.  I am happy about that!

Here is a recipe for this week:

Ginger Rice

3-4 cups hot freshly cooked rice – any kind works, brown rice is very good
1T butter
2-3 cloves finely chopped fresh garlic (or more if you like)
2-3 T finely chopped fresh gingerroot
3-5 T good tamari, shoyu, or soy sauce – bring out the good stuff
1/4 – 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese – not shredded, the texture isn’t right
a handful chopped fresh parsley (optional, but do not use dried)

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It’s Official! I am in business!

It’s Official! I am in business!
Posted by Georgiaberry Mobley at 7/16/2007 3:06 PM and is filed under uncategorized

Fresh fruits and veggies don’t need to come from
across the ocean or the other side of the continent! Fresh, delicious local food is produced in our area year round.

For $25.00 per recurring delivery, I will bring you a big bag of seasonal, local, naturally grown fruits and vegetables and farm fresh eggs.  It’s the farmer’s market that comes to you!

The contents of the bag will vary, of course, based on the season and availability.  Here is what I delivered last week:

“Sunburst” pattypan squash
Zucchini
Yellow squash
Blackberries
Slicing tomatoes
Cherry  tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Figs
Corn
Bunching onions
Farm fresh eggs
Fresh basil – for the tomatoes

I use as much of my own produce and eggs as possible, and I supplement with items from other local growers that I know and trust.

Try it.  Call by Wednesday for Friday delivery.

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