Thank you Greyfields

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chcknrs, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I loved the tour and all the animals. I definitely want to do more birds for meat and laying, just gotta get that second tractor built! And a third...... [​IMG]

    That cider was darn good too! And I did make it home, np.
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I'm totally jealous! I'd love to see his place!
     
  3. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gotta get DH out there so he can see it's not rocket science, just simple ingenuity. It was a nice setup, he was worried about me walking in the mud, but we have way more mud here right now! And I slog thru it to get to the garden area.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm just getting inside now for breakfast. We call this place Mudfields this winter because of all the flooding and rain. Only one more week until the farmer's market and I'm at least one full month behind schedule. Anyone with a farm knows that is par for course, unfortunately, most of the time.

    I wish we had more to show you; but we're getting no break with the weather to get much of the garden put in. We did manged to get about 0.5 acres of potatoes and another 0.5 acres of onion sets planted this weekend. My back is feeling it.

    For those of you who didn't get a farm tour, she went home with leg of lamb, pork chops, ham steak, rump roast and a beef cross rib roast. She will be eating very well very soon. [​IMG]

    p.s. What cider? I don't make cider. [​IMG]
     
  5. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I have the chops marinating in a sesame mandarin sauce to be served with steamed broccoli. No rice, as DH is trying to lose some weight.
    The ham steak is already thawed out and we will have it for breakfast. And I just couldn't help myself. I boiled a dozen of your eggs, made deviled eggs with ten on them (already gone!) and put two in for pickling. (Oh yeah, no mention of the 4 dozen eggs I bought.) I WILL be shopping at Greyfields!
    The hardest thing was choosing WHAT to eat for dinner tonight! I really wanted to do the lamb, but didn't have time today.
    DH was really happy with the stuff (didn't tell him about the tongue!) and sounds like he might be willing to come out and take a look. He knows I am hell-bent on having some more animals, and your setup is so do able for us, even tho the land is not level. Too bad he was working on the boat today.........and has lots of chores lined up, but I will be working on him.
    Oh, and he didn't say "NO" to goats this time, so I am getting closer......... [​IMG]
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have always been inspired by food, it's why I'm here. We are spoiled rotten with all this good meat, produce and dairy. I'm a total greedy gut and I look in my freezer and just think "CHRIST, this would have cost me $5,000 at Whole Foods!?!"

    I really hope you like the pork. I find since we pasture, the pork actually has flavor, color and taste (not inspid and white). I like to think meat tastes as good as the animals were happy. Those pigs did a lot of plowing for us last year in places where John Deere could never hope to go.

    I also judged by the accent that maybe you weren't from the PNW. I'd encourage you to get this ordered:

    http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Veget...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209343485&sr=8-1

    Our climate and soils here are rather unique and I think you'll ove it as a resource. It will explain in greater detail the importance of liming your new garden plot in our climate. Now get out there and don't let the weeds win!!
     
  7. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I was born in Seattle, but work shortages forced my dad to move us to Cali, where I was raised, in the Central Valley. I have lived a number of places and have probably picked up a little accent from all of them.
    I plan to get the lime within the next few day, told DH about the boxes (forgot what you called them) for the shallots. He was actually interested!
    I have a gardening book and check out Nat'l Gardening Assoc. as well. I was very spoiled by the soil in the Cali Central Valley, so all the help is appreciated greatly!
    I know I'll love the meat, all of it. I remember the flavors as a kid, and now, when I have cooked from grocery store meat, it is SO disappointing sometimes.
    Tell your DW I will try to remember to bring her some elk next visit, but can't guarantee cuz I get so excited for home grown eggs. Mine doesn't have the strong flavor tho, cuz we butcher carefully, but it is nice. Since I made the deviled eggs, expect me back in about 2-3 weeks for more eggs.
    I need more chickens or I'll never be able to quit buying them!
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, they are cold frames you're thinking of. It's really a waste to do scallions in there, but I needed some dry ground to get them going. In a cold frame, you can actually grow lettuce here very easily 12 months out of the year. Ours are in constant production,w hen we can avoid flood waters.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I want a tour too! :p Sounds like fun!
     
  10. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gotta have a couple of those! Year round lettuce would be awesome. And spinach and other greens.
     

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