PLEASE MEET BONNIE , THE GOOSE !!
She and her partner Clyde were gifts to the farm several years ago. She has , over the years, given us many wonderful rich eggs ifrom her spring lay. Larger than chickeb eggs and totally decadent . But this year we are hoping she will give us a wonderful clutch of goslings.!
This morning Bill told me the amazing story of all Bonnie does to create her family.
1) during a 2-3 week period she has already laid her clutch of up to about 16 eggs, in the nest Bill has made for her.
2) Then to get the temperature up enough for the eggs to incubate , she begins to molt her soft down from her breast area to warm the nest.
3) Next she turns every egg every day for up to 30 days. She will leave the nest only when air temperatures are warm enough, and only for water and feed. Bill has set her up near the “goosy swimming hole” so she will not have to travel far. Clyde her mate is her guardian and protector from all who come too near. Beware !! Goose bites are tough !!
4) Then once the babies hatch Mom still keeps them under her until large enough to venture forth. This year if the hatch is a success we may fence off an area giving her space to raise them near the water , but safe from predators and the pasture irrigation.
We hope to be able to invite you to visit the babies in a couple months.
But now is the time to come and get tomato plants, herbs and basils. Just seeding squash and melons which will be ready in about three weeks.
Carrots back and wonderful from the cold mornings. Still having frosty mornings here on the farm. Our traditional last frost date was always April 15th,
We will be at the Earth Day Food and Wine Festival this week-end. Claire and Bill will be at the farm to help with plant sales and show you around. Will be a great week-end.
Make our on-farm stand part of your weekly shopping! Call the store at 239-3757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and we can have it ready for pick up when you arrive! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Click here for directions
|Type||Varieties||Description||Cost per Unit||Unit|
|Carrots !!||4 kinds- Shin Kuroda/ orange, Atomic Red, Yellow Chablis and Paris Market round||sweet tender ladn beautiufl colors||$2.00||bunch|
|Greens, Mix of kale, chard, red dandelion and chicories||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3 combines chard, kale, chicory, minutina and dandelion.||Kale plus chard, red dandelion, minutina.||$6.00||lb.|
|new greens||see above for wonderful new stuff!!!||chards, endive,kales, nettles, arugula||$2.00||bunch|
|Spinach||wonderful tender leaves!||Great in salad!||$6.00||lb.|
|Herbs perennial||rosemary, thyme, marjoram, winter savory||They loved the rain in December||$1.00||bunch|
|Lettuces – our special babies in a box !!!||Babies in a Box||Sweet tender lettuce great for a winter salad!||$7.00||lb.|
|Peppers = dried hot peppers – mixed varieties||Mixed||Great small red and yellow dried peppers ready to crush for seasoning||$12.00||lb.|
|Garlic||Green||Petite size, perfect for using whole on a plate, sweet flavor !||$6||lb.|
|Secret Garden Tea Blends||Garden blend, rooty soother, daily detox, tipsy snowball and stomach soother||Tea blends made at an organic tea shop in San Luis, a great way to start or end your day!||$9.00||pack|
|Meat – Templeton Hills Beef fine cuts||Templeton Hills – steaks and more special cuts||Local grass fed beef||marked||lb.|
|Chaparrel Vinegars||Chaparral||Blackberry Balsamic, Mission Fig, Plum-Basil, Tuscan Melody Balsamic, Head Ancho, Champagne Mimosa, Kaffir Lime, Rasberry Balsamic, Pacific spice||$12-$15||bottle|
|Bella pops||Strawberry basil, double chocolate, pumpkin pie, dark chocolate banana,||Great way to cool off on a hot summer day! Made in small batches locally in San Luis Obispo||$3.00||pop|
|Olive Oil||Olive U||Mission blend||$8.00||bottle|
|Honey Products- Therabee culinary honey||TheraBee||Wild Flower, Sea Salt, Smoked Tomato Thai Chili, Chipotle Cacao,Cardoman Anise, Ginger Hibiscus, Cinamon Vanilla, Lavender Vanilla, Walnuts in Cinnamon Vanilla||$16.00||each|
|Goats milk soap- Blue moon ranch||Cucumber kiwi, lemon eucaliptus, kumquat, black rasberry||Great as a small gift, leaves skin fresh and moisturized||$6.00||bar|
|Dog Soap- Happy Bubble Works||Lavender- Spearmint and Eucalyptus/ Spearmint / Teatree oil||Leaves your dog smelling great and helps get rid of fles||$6.00||bar|
|Wine Diva Jams||Chardonay rosemary, strawberry, necterine butter, rosemary mustard||Delicious jams made locally||$6.00||jar|
|Bill Jams and Sauces||Necterine and peach jams. Tomato sauce and Shades of Hades hot sauce||Made with Windrose produce right here on the farm||$6-$8||jar|
|Nursery herbs||Rosemary, chocolate mint, cilantro, oregano, yarrow, thyme and more!||Annual and perenial herbs for culinary and medicinal uses||$3.00||3″ pots|
|Nursery vegetables||Our first tomatoes of the season!||$3.00||3″ pots|
~~~We also ask that you do not bring any dogs to the farm as we have plenty here already!~~~