Thursday, May 26, 2011

some for harvesting and some for seeding

beautiful beet greens ready for munching

rainbow chards falling over for the weight of it's own yummy leaf heavy spines

lovely oats nod and dance as the breeze catches

a lovely salad green gone to seed

more greens gone to seed

eggy eggplants are prolific this year

beautiful asparagus in the delicate ferny stage of life

pincushion flowers - bees and butterflies adore thee

you'd think they were distant cousins color and all - lovely

who knew new zealand spinach would rise on it's own from last years growing plot - that's ok with me - i love the stuff!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

givin' meself a good ole' heave and a ho!

the big update is coming folks 
- i have much to share - 
 i've just been taking a bit of a breather from the daily blogging to catch up with tasks about the place and to spend time pondering. 

soon i'll be sharing the new plantings, the plans for the season, musings from my new farmy volunteering experiences, bits and drabs of my pondering mind and blather that only i might ever be amused by and of course pictures of my most amazing niece, miss hazel, the chickenychicas, wabbitwabbit, the hippychick buzzing bees and the kitties (we've got a new fellow) all who run the place and run me as well.

 
 and for those of you who have been here a while
- the darn fence still needs fixing -
and that leads to finances
i am sure many are finding belts growing tighter and tighter
here too
so i'll share with you my wee efforts to 
make life full when the checkbook is near to empty

summer is here
so
it's time i give meself a good ole' heave and a ho
to
share the daily blunders, fumbles and phew! good thing that worked moments
once again

 cheers!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

hippychick digs local dirt

you can now find hippychick
and
hippychick's local goods at local dirt.  

all hand crafted hippychick goodie goods listed on the local dirt site are available for farm pick up 
or
for purchase at the bastrop producers market which is just down the road a bit from the farm and a great place to find goods from a whole number of other local area farms.

- note -
if you are thinking about farm pick up - make sure i know you're coming first - i make all the goods in a commercial kitchen so it's important that i know the quantities you need so that i can make sure that i have them on hand here at the farm.

check out the local dirt in your area 
to find fresh goods 
for you and your family.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

hippychick is looking for your input!


hippychick's goodie goods is happy to announce 
- british pub style pickled eggs -
and 
 - german style pickled eggs -

two questions -
1. would you eat pickled eggs?
2. what would you like in them?
i'm trying to get a feel for the market. 
thank you

*inspired of course by my dear sweet mr. lippy, the brits i share time with at the footie gatherings and my own german linked family folk.

cheers!
in other pickle news - 

just today, i put up a small but lovely batch of local goodie goods
  • 5 quarts of pickled green beans
    • thanks to my neighbor for the sharing of his greeny beany bounty
  • 1 quart and 4 pints of pickled cucumbers
  • 2 quarts of pickled carrots 
it's nice to know that we'll be enjoying these gardeny goods for many days yet to come. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

little bits out and about

a sweet spot for pondering.  but watch out for your feets as hippychick has planted sweet tater starts down there.  the squirrely squirrels enjoy the cool of a drink in the shade and the kitties will often lounge about in the dappled sunny sun shine.

an eggyplant fruit has formed.  her weight, a beautiful weaping bend.  how lovely she is.

and here a sunny sun flower head begins to shape with several more buddy buds peeping about her side.  soon bees and creatures who feast upon her golden pollen will enjoy her soft and bright yellow pad for landing.