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Time to Sign Up for Your 2014 CSA!

Time to Sign Up for Your 2014 CSA!

Weekly delivery of fresh, local vegetables are in the works for 2014!  Beginning in June, we’ll be bringing to Bellingham delicious organically-grown vegetables for our 2014 CSA members.  This year we will be focusing on the staples – carrots, lettuce, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes – while adding a few things to spice it up. Full shares … Continue reading

Snow Day!

Snow Day!

The snow is still falling here at Sage & Sky – almost a foot and counting.  I think the farm is the most beautiful when it is covered with a blanket of white.  The animals are all snug in the barn, just coming out to frolic (yes, they actually frolic) in the snow.  We now … Continue reading

Up and Running

Up and Running

The new season as begun!  After a 3 month “rest”, we are hitting the ground running with new baby lambs.  These came Friday night to an experienced, if flighty, mother named Sally.  The darker one is a ewe and the one with the white head is a ram.  They are doing great.  This is our … Continue reading

Lamb on Sale

Time to stock up on meat for the year!  We have older lambs available - two or three years old – by the whole or half.  Lynden Meats will cut to order.  Makes excellent lamb burger, and our Katahdin breed is mild enough to make excellent chops and roasts as well. Whole animals are up to … Continue reading

CSA Newsletter: Freezing Produce

I have been struggling to preserve beautiful summer fruits and vegetables for years.  The first and easiest has always been making freezer jam.  I have canned, pickled, and dried, but freezing continues to be my favorite method, probably because it is the easiest. When freezing vegetables, you don’t need to worry about acidity or spend … Continue reading

Transitions and Growth

Transitions and Growth

Anyone who has ever raised children, changed jobs, or moved homes knows how difficult change can be.  That is, all of us.  It doesn’t seem to be the change itself that is difficult, but the span of time between the two states, the transition.  Transitions trigger in us an impulse to grip tightly to what … Continue reading

Ideas for Winter Greens

I went to Trader Joe’s today, and for the THIRD week in a row, they were sold out of kale.  This leafy green sure has come a long way.  Real Simple this month has a great article on all kinds of winter greens – how to choose them, prepare them, and some great recipes.  Here is the … Continue reading

Wet Fields…Dry!

Living in beautiful Whatcom County means lots of rain.  While we are lucky to have 27 acres of flat, farmable land, that also means that standing water in an issue.  Today we took the first step toward a drier field – and toward an earlier planting date! Sam and Brent from Premium Septic spent the morning … Continue reading

Eat like it’s Summer all Year

Eat like it’s Summer all Year

With summer in full swing, it’s time to start planning for the rest of the year, when the bounty will be…preserved?!  Yes, it’s time to fill our freezers with chicken, pork, lamb, and turkey to get us through the rest of the year.  And very soon our pantry will be filled with colorful jars bursting … Continue reading