Monthly Archives: May 2011

Monsoons, Onions and Pissaladiere

It’s been raining…..again.  The fields are flooded, muddy and our garlic’s rotting.  It’s one of those times when you realize you are not in control.  Three weeks ago 10 inches of rain, this week 4 inches.  Is it ever going … Continue reading

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The Calm Before the Storm

Sunday…….a day of much-needed rest.  We are getting back to the swing of things here on the farm.  Spring is indeed a beautiful time of year.  We got up early this morning to enjoy coffee on our cedar swing which … Continue reading

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The Self-Sustaining Family Farm

Brickyard Farms is a ‘self-sustaining farm’ that uses organic methods.  If that seems like double-speak, it is wording that allows us to find a description that is appropriate in legal-speak.  For a small farm such as ours, the organic certification … Continue reading

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Spring’s Bounty: Morels

Alice Water’s once said, expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.  We had just gotten back from running an errand to find a pile of fresh morels on our kitchen table.  The locals had been combing the woods around the farm … Continue reading

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