Monthly Archives: May 2010

Rainy Spring Days

5/23:  This has been the coldest May in the Portland area since 1961. Rain, rain, rain, hail, thunder, and more rain.  There was even a funnel cloud sighted and we just don’t have funnel clouds in the Willamette Valley.  It’s … Continue reading

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Strata with Spinach and Gruyere

Strata with Spinach and Gruyere Ingredients: 3 T butter 1½ cups chopper onion 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach thawed, drained, and chopped 1 t salt, divided ½ t pepper, divided between eggs and vegetables 1/8 t grated nutmeg 8 … Continue reading

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Chicks Growing Fast

5/16:  We went to the farm store today to pick up some alfalfa for the sheep/goats and picked up a tomatillo and a New Zealand spinach.  I’ve never planted that type of spinach before and am really interested in seeing … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day and Gardens Starting

5/9:  Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.  It’s a beautiful day (finally) here at the backyard farm.  The garden is looking great – new seeds sprouting, greens ready to harvest for soups, pastas and salads. The compost and rain barrel are … Continue reading

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Starter Chicks and Rhubarb

5/2:  Well, we lost a second chick last night.  I looks like some kind of failure to thrive.  They just seem to settle down for a nap and not want to get up.  Very sad.  The other chick are starting … Continue reading

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