We had not succeeded in snagging a carriage to carry our tree treasures in – they were in high demand – so we found a staff person to write up a tally of our purchases and then headed to a cash register. One friendly staff person rang me up while another wrapped the roots of
After loading the trees into the truck we headed back inside to the strawberry room. Near the inside door were sprouted gingers, sweet potato slips, catnip and rows of boxes with varieties of strawberries in white bags. We chose Earliglow, an earlier bearing variety, and Jewel a mid-season. Each bag of 50 plants cost $19.
Enchanted with the idea of planting an organic, heirloom orchard on our farm, my husband & I set out for the annual Fedco tree sale. We arrived at 9:15 AM with the sale already in full swing. The big blue warehouse had a white sign out by the road that said “Fedco Tree Sale.” Gene
It’s spring in Maine and the chick days are in full swing. In past years we’ve purchased rare breed pullets or eggs from small breeders and hatched them in an incubator but this year we decided to let the broody hens do the work. We were raising a few chicks for a family member. Just
1 whole plump roaster (peel off 3/4 of the skin and remove pop-up thermometer) 3 large organic carrots peeled and cubed or 1.5 cups of cubed carrots ½ medium organic turnip peeled and cubed or 1 cup of cubed turnip 2 medium parsnips or 1 cup of cubed parsnip ½ medium sweet onion or
We chose specific breeds for our flocks, based on the quality and color of their eggs and for their personalities. Our birds free range in a small organic pasture with access to greens, organic vegetables, and fruit. Free range, organic eggs are lower in cholesterol and higher in protein & nutrients. You can’t beat the