The first of our fall beet crop was harvested at Windcrest Farm this week for market. Both a fall and a spring crop, beets are fast growing, easy to grow in the home garden and give us not only a nutritious, versatile root vegetable but wonderful greens also. Beets include red, gold, white, and striped varieties.
Of all the reactions we get from Windcrest Farm visitors, the two most common comments are in regards to our herd of miniature donkeys ("they are so little!") and the size of our spiders ("they are huge!").
Rosealene is as sweet as she is striking.
Dash is a fun little guy, though he may not think of himself as little.
The Pekingese dogs were sacred in ancient China and could only be owned by royalty. Bella seems to somehow know that.
Cooking with homegrown herbs is more popular than ever! Can you identify this herb? It’s green, used in salads and has the unique flavor reminiscent of kiwi with a lemony zing? It’s sorrel! Rich in potassium and vitamins A, B1 and C, sorrel has been part of healthful diets and botanic medicine for thousands of years.