Growing greens never looked so good

It looks like we’ll have a sunny one for the third week at market! It’ll be a welcome change from last week, where we ended up having to leave early because of the wind, rain, and sleet. But after this muggy week of summerlike temperatures, last Saturday already seems like a distant memory! The black … Continued 

Foraging for fresh food from the forest floor!

How’s that for a tongue twister? At this week’s Saturday market, like the last one, we will have (among other things) an abundance of foraged fiddleheads picked from ostrich ferns, now bursting out of creek floodlands and the forest floor (we won’t tell you exactly where!). Like any wildcrafted food, we harvest them with restraint, picking only 2-3 fronds … Continued 

A springtime hike around Snow Lake Keep

It’s been almost three months since Laire and I moved to the community, and aside from the hike we went on during our first visit last fall, we still hadn’t got a full tour of this huge property. There’s just always too many projects to do when you’re a homesteader and market gardener, aren’t there? Well, Deryk has been meaning to take … Continued