Last night arrived home from Mt Pleasant CSA delivery. It was already dark. There was a bad roadkill. Very smeared and dragged. Gnarly. The dog pointed it out to me. She was ecstatic.
Someone had already pulled it enough out of the road to be safe for traffic.This morning, could still see the mess in the school busses headlights.
At first light, we found a deer dead, down a small hill. We loaded it into a trailer and took it way out back.
Then we proceeded to spread 9 full, round bales of straw mulch over the top of four 275′ beds of already planted garlic. The mulch will maintain the soil moisture there now, and it’ll get rain and wetted very soon too. Keep the weeds back. More manageable. Moderate everything. Build the soils when we work it all in next July. Here’re some of the straw bales, stored before rolling out.
Recently we’ve had the very timely, and good, fortune of a Volunteer! His name’s Jack. He needs volunteer farm hours to satisfy his Peace Corps application. We’re all about that! Jack has been a burst of fresh and enlightened energies for us. He and his presence have been awesome.
We spread those 9 round bales in two hours. Quite fast. Quite fantastic.
I’ll have to see if he’ll allow me a picture of his mug. That way, when you see him in Mt. Pleasant minding his own business heading to class, you can all thank him for his gargantuan garlic efforts. He’s broken garlic, planted garlic, hauled stones out of garlic, and now, mulched garlic too. Next year he’ll have to come to weed garlic and harvest garlic too! Then he’ll be a true garlic guy.
Thank You Jack!
We’ve got radishes! Again! I know, I know: “What to do with all these radishes, Chris?”
Don’t throw them out! Fortunately, they’ll keep a good long time in your fridge. In the meantime, look at this awesome assortment of recipes and mull over which one you’re gonna try first. Radishes are hardly radishes anymore! Some recipes I pulled from cookbooks (From Asapragus to Zucchini. MACSAC). Some from our website. Do remember that you can search our website. Go right up, click on Search this Blog.Type your search right there. Whiz Bang, it’ll give you a list of possible search results. Micki and Karen are two of our many talented CSA cooks. I included a couple of their recipes, which are tried and true, tested through the years even!
Radish and Feta Salad Dog Hollow Farm
4 cups thinly sliced radishes
1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese
sliced black olives
chopped scallions or fresh mint
combine radishes, feta, olives, scallions or fresh mint. Dress with vinaigrette. Marinate at least 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
Micki’s Cool and Creamy Radish Recipe1 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup radish chopped 1 ounce goat cheese mint chopped salt optional Mix together and enjoy as a tasty side. I imagine this would be good with some spicy Indian recipes.
Radish Dip by CSA member Karen
2 cups radishes
Just made vegan radish dip (a variation on Kate’s recipe from last year).
1 8 oz Tufutti non-dairy cream cheese
2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper to taste
Put it all in a food processor for few minutes to mix