The Double Crown Share

1 Aug

Howdy Folks.  Here are some pictures of our Rockygrass  weekend.

Juniper had her face painted and then painted mine.

Juniper had her face painted and then painted mine.

Juniper, Daddy, coffe and the river make a perfect combination.

Juniper, Daddy, coffe and the river make a perfect combination.

With all the great talent it was hard to decide, but my pick was Sarah Jarosz.

With all the great talent it was hard to decide, but my pick was Sarah Jarosz.

Juniper made many new friends.

Juniper made many new friends.

Thanks again to all the hard workers here at the farm for allowing us to get away last weekend.  We had a wonderful time and now we are back in the groove.

Garden Share

Beets

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Garlic

Red Russian Kale

Lettuce

Parsley

Snap Peas

Potatoes

Scalllions

Fruit Share

Peaches

Double Crown Share

The garden share this week is hereby dubbed “The Double Crown Share” not only for containing a lovely crown of broccoli and cauliflower, but also for our friend and fellow Weathervane Farm All-Star, Karen Thorpe.  Last weekend Karen won the women’s division burro race in Fairplay and this weekend she will race again in Buena Vista.  She is going for the Triple Crown, which means she would also need to win Buena Vista and Leadville.  So it seems to follow that this weekend she could be the recipient of the Double Crown.  The race starts at 11 am on Main Street in Buena Vista.  Check out the burro racing website for race results and scheduling.  http://www.packburroracing.com/

Go Karen and Dakota!!

Snap Peas

The peas are loaded this year.  Though we may not have the easiest time growing tomatoes in this environment, the peas love where we live. Since peas will grow throughout the summer in our cool environment we decided to try extending our season vertically.  This is the first time for us, at least on a larger scale, to grow climbing peas on a trellis.  This variety, Super Sugar, is from Fedco Seeds, http://www.fedcoseeds.com/index.htm.   We are super impressed with their height, the catalog says they can get up to 10′, and their heavy fruit set.

peas

Eat your peas by the handful as a snack or check out some of these recipes.

Chicken Salad with Snap Peas and Bok Choy – especially good if you need to  use up your pac choi (bok choy) from last week.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Asian-Chicken-Salad-with-Snap-Peas-and-Bok-Choy-242110

Caesar Potato Salad with Sugar Snap Peas – Use up your potatoes and peas together.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Caesar-Potato-Salad-with-Sugar-Snap-Peas-353351

Sugar Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad- Our neighbors in the San Luis Valley at White Mountain Farm produce organically grown Quinoa.  http://www.whitemountainfarm.com/quinoa.htm Yum.

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/quinoa-salad-with-sugar-snap-peas

Beets

The beets are new to the share rotation this week and carrots are on the way.  We are hoping to rotate these popular roots weekly.

Here is a delicious looking recipe, from a humourously named blog, with beets, potatoes and snap peas.

http://www.menupause.info/archives/1238

Mmmmmm…flank steak, horseradish and beets…

http://www.jerseybites.com/2009/07/beet-recipes-flank-steak-with-horseradish-beets/

Scallions

I just loved this picture of the scallions on harvest morning.  

scallions

The Ark Valley Voice

Fellow Weathervane Farm All-Stars, Rafe and Lindsey Quinton, are days away from publishing the first print edition of The Ark Valley Voice.  Get your copy by the farm entrance or at numerous locations around BV, Salida, and Leadville. To learn more about The Voice, check out their online news at http://www.arkvalleyvoice.com/ .  Bravo to these guys for providing an alternative news source to valley residents.

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One Response to “The Double Crown Share”

  1. Deborah Smith August 2, 2009 at 12:48 PM #

    Thank you for linking to my Flank Steak with Horseradish Beets recipe. It’s a yummy one. You have a Gorgeous blog. Love the photos. Keep up the good work.

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