Category 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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Cornish Cross Chicks

4/25:  I put in some more broccoli starts this morning as the chicken attack on the first set is not looking pretty.  These are in the bed with the kale and spinach.  The variety is Green Comet. 4/29:  I went … Continue reading

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