Farm Blog

Stories from the heart of Hawthorn Farm.

December 30, 2016

Daniel and I went to our local grocery store for a pre-Food Challenge extravagance just before New Years.  Slightly hungry, and shopping for the Seattle Global Peace Dance snack table, we splurged on some personal treats.  I was eating my donut before we left the parki...

December 27, 2016

“It’s the least we can do, a small way to give back,” says our friend Ana.  She’s arranging to bring us a very non-Food-Challenge dinner before we embark on our year of hand-harvested food.  “Nothing you have to pluck, harvest, or preserve.  Now, what would you like to...

December 26, 2016

Cookie the Cow produces at least 50 pounds of--let's call it Cookie dough--every day.  Before milking her in the morning and evening, I fill my little garden cart with pies and soaked straw from her stall.  What to do with it all?  Build a palace for it, that's what....

December 15, 2016

Behold a lovely lump of butter made from a half-gallon of Cookie the Cow's cream.   Golden, eh?

I  kneaded it over the sink to clean the buttermilk out. This way the butter keeps longer....

December 10, 2016

After the Mr. Corncakes debacle--let's just say that I will always ask permission before I post pictures of my beloved in his long johns ever again-- I wanted to stick with a safe, sweet...

POP QUIZ OF CRUCIFERS!  From the slideshow, how many autumn brassicas can you na...

December 6, 2016

My last post was wordy and intellectual, so this week has a much more corporeal corn theme. 

I give you a photoshoot of Mr. Corncakes grinding blue corn flour.  Enjoy.

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