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Funny How Time Slips Away


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Today I went through the pictures on our camera and found quite a few from the past month or so. It seems I’ve gotten a little behind sharing pictures and other tidbits on this here blog – so I’ll be doing that. But before I get there, I do want to remind y’all that we are still accepting Fall CSA members. Please take a look at our brochure here. Our CSA will run for 12 weeks, costs $210 for a half share and $315 for a full share, and we’ll be offering a number of yummy fall vegetables including: arugula, beets, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, collards, dandelion greens, herbs, kale, kohlrahbi, leeks, lettuce, mesclun, mustard greens, parsnips, peas, radishes, scallion, swiss chard, tatsoi, and turnips. Some folks like to split shares with friends or family members. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail if you have any questions or concerns regarding the fall CSA membership. We look forward to hearing from you soon and we also look forward to sharing the bounty of autumn with y’all. To the

These are the veggie kabobs we ate last night. Aren’t they pretty?

So, as I said, it’s been a while since we posted pictures and since we posted here in general – so I’m going to try to do a quick recap of what’s gone on here on Two Trees Farm for the last month or so. It was Ben’s 31st birthday at the end of July. We know we’re finally adults this year, because instead of going out and celebrating our birthdays (my 30th and his 31st), we worked. But, that doesn’t mean we didn’t find ways to make each others’ birthdays nice. I made Ben a yummy chocolate zucchini cake for his birthday. I also made moussaka for the first time. It took about 4 hours, but it was well worth the wait. All in all, I think Ben enjoyed his birthday. 

Here’s me picking Japanese eggplant a few weeks ago. 
The plants are much taller and uber-prolific these days.

We also got our mail order chicks from Murray McMurray at the beginning of this month. They’re a little over three weeks old now. Ben and I spent a lot of time getting the chicken coop in the barn ready for our newest farm members. Ben dug out all over the ground of the coop, so we could lay down hardware wire and cover it back up with dirt (to keep burrowing critters out). We also placed scrap wood from Beth’s farmhouse all over the inside walls – again, to keep critters out (but this time, crawling/wall scaling ones).

Here’s Ben taking a short break from digging in the dirt.

August 3rd, 27 cutie pie little chicks arrived at the Clayton post office for us. The post office called us at 8am letting us know they’d come in. We were allowed to pick up our chicks at the back entrance and hours before the post office opened due to fragility of our “package”.Sadly, we don’t have any pictures of the chicks in their mailed box. We were too excited about getting them out and getting them watered and fed, that the camera was the last thing on our minds. I’m posting pictures of the chicks at about a week old here. They’re MUCH bigger now – and those pictures will come soon – maybe next time.


This is Amelia, the first chick to fly, watching the others from her perch.

Once we were able to get through the most vulnerable time for the chicks, Ben started working on building a hoop house. We’ll be using it to start seedlings for now. I’ll let Ben tell y’all all about it when he posts next time. In the meantime, here are some of the pictures.

Here’s Ben. Proud of his house :). 
And here are Ben and Charlie, checking out the progress of the butter beans. 

This is Ben in the midst of the okra (some of which is ridiculously tall!).
And finally, here’s Ben watering the seedlings in the hoop house. 

As usual, thanks for stopping by and taking a look around. We hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the heat before it’s gone ;).