Apr 23, 2009

The bees have arrived!

We picked up a little over 20,000 Italian bees on Monday. I have to admit, I was scared at first. Turns out they're friendly! Our neighbor, Craig, kindly built us two hives and we put them up on our roof. This is going to be a fun adventure.

Apr 15, 2009


Morels are out! I've had a great time lately going out in the woods and foraging for mushrooms. Finding your own food is very rewarding. Who would of thought the wild onions and wild garlic tasted better than the morels? I will be focusing on wild greens on the next adventure - dandelion greens, ostrich fiddlehead ferns, lamb's quarters, and whatever else I happen to stumble upon.

Apr 11, 2009


Thank you to Slow Food St. Louis! We were awarded a biodiversity grant by Slow Food St. Louis to help fund some of our projects. The proceeds will go towards the aquisition of rare Java, Partridge Plymouth, and Araucana chickens, as well towards our continued work with over 70 different varities of heirloom vegetables.

Apr 8, 2009

Accidental Harvest

We inadvertently grew white asparagus! Our compost got dumped over the asparagus bed allowing no light in. The result, enough white asparagus for a meal. The crop should be this year. They have been in the ground for 4 years.