Saturday, December 28, 2013


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Season's Close

In keeping with the too much to do, not enough time to do it tradition I never did get around to constructing T-tape reels over the summer and suddenly everything comes to a head at the end of the season when the fields have to be put to bed and equipment needs to be pulled up to allow for the cover crop to be planted and I'm caught without T-Tape winders and baby Noelani is coming early! Thankfully Aunt Kathy came to help with the newborn and I was able to get away to clean up the fields and construct the winders,


Saturday, November 2, 2013


Sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes, aka  girasole articocco, are a variety of sunflower native to the Americas that produces a tuber that looks a bit like ginger with thinner skin. We grew a couple of beds this year since I love the flavor and they are a decent storage crop, lasting well over a month in a cool, moist environment like the crisper draw in your refrigerator. They seemed to tolerate the low nitrogen levels at the farm this year and produced quite well with 3 to 10 pounds of tubers per plant! Best of all they were way easier to harvest than a potato, the tubers remained close to the ground surface an pulled up easily along with the long, 5-6 foot high sunflower like stalk. I was very happy with the result.

Sunchokes poking through the soil in June

Tall Flowering Stalks in September

Tubers ready for harvest in October

They may be eaten raw (sliced thin) or cooked, but they are most often thinly sliced and sauted in butter or roasted either whole or in chunks. Although I like the crisp fresh taste of them raw I prefer them cooked since it brings out the artichoke flavor to me. Sunchokes go well with butter and cream so gratins and of course a soup are also great.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunsets on the Farm

Having a day job means there are lots of long days, thankfully Mother Nature makes it all worth while...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Some of the crops


Fall Brassicas

Butter Oak Lettuce




 Eggplant (well the pretty flower)

Purple Cauliflower