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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I haven't written in quite a while. Did you miss me? I have been busy farming away at Burge and Crystal Organic. The fall CSA ended and Peachtree Road Farmers Market is done for the year. The cold weather and short days have slowed the growth of all the plants but it is the south and we have hoop houses so we continue to produce amazing food, just a little bit slower. Slower is kind of nice after the blistering heat and speed of a Georgia summer. 

My Christmas gift to you is a few new recipes and a ton of pictures. I won't bore you with much more writing. On to the good stuff:


Baby Chicks! They are growing up so fast. I cleaned out their chicken coop which was covered in pig weed and then moved them in. Now they have a little yard and get fresh greens every day. At night they go inside where they have heat lamps, hay and space to roost. 

Pig Weed Galore

Moving Day. 

They keep growing...

and growing...

and growing.

Endive Salad being triple washed. 

Winter Salad Miz
Spin Dry

Cleaning Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes)

Sunchokes drying

Surprise Sunflower Bouquets

Purple Carrots at Crystal

Over and Over

Endless weeding of the Asparagus beds at Burge

Tiny Beauty

Tomato Seconds that I turned into tomato paste

Playing with wet concrete 

Farm Hand Roll Call at Crystal

Fall Colors at Burge
Restaurant Orders

Poor Hand Turkey
Kale :)

Matthew's Hamper House of wonder

Parsley at Crystal- we sell lots to Whole Foods

To Do


Egyptian Walking Onions

They multiply!

I found this. It was unsettling. 

Sweet Onions


First frost casualties

Fall Market Spread

Fall Market Goods

Purple Sprouting Broccoli 

Farm Fresh Eggs from Crystal. They taste as good as they look.

Puddy Time! With Special Guests.

Puddy likes the cold weather just about as much as I do.

Art Shot

Thanksgiving wrestling with Murphey

Post wrestling nap

Eli, our foster puppy

Puddy being the perfect hostess
And Introducing Willy, the Crystal Organic Farm Dog