Sunday, August 30, 2015

Good Morning

September 4 & 5 th Lipizzan Stallion
September 19th Arundel Heritage Days
September 19th Boots n Bulls Rodeo
Litchfield Maine
October 1-4th Deerfield Fair
October 2-12th Farm Festival Wolf Neck Farm
October 4th - 11th Freyburg Fair

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day 235 /130

Sunrise 6:26
Sunset 7:39
Days Length 12 hr 59 min.

The days have already begun to shorten.
Holding on to the last days of Summer and already thinking about fall.

Today was the first day in many that all meals were cooked inside.

The garden is getting tired, mostly peppers left.
(almost killed Bob with some Scotch Bonnets Friday night)

Have some projects in mind for fall , thinking I need to own some kid friendly stilts.
I got a peak at these last week at the Kennebunk Land Trust fund raiser and I was immediately taken back.
When I was young my Dad made me a set, almost exactly like these.

My Older Brother Harry and I spent many of hours on stilts ,we had the most perfect sloped drive way and stone wall to master the art.

Saturday: Hoisin Glazed Meat Balls
Sunday: Sausage Peppers and Onions, Fresh Local Creamed Corn, Potato Lackeys with yellow squash
 snuck in.

Monday: Ravioli with Basil utter
Tuesday: Tomato Basil Burgers
Wednesday: Chicken: Choy Sum and Fried Rice
Thursday: Whole  Grain Spaghetti Roasted Veggies
Friday: Cheese Burger Pizza and Dill Pickle's.

OK we never "mastered it" but we had fun!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A "Day Off" the farm

Today I planned a day off from the farm , however I was reminded there is no such thing.
We got up early did our morning chores, cleaned and fed everyone. 
Quick wash and change.
Then off to Sunday service at New Life Church.
Back to the farm for breakfast, moved the bigs out of the sun and into the barn.
Quick wash and change then off to 
Goat Island Light house.
The Inn keepers house
the bell tower
the Island
a nice tour and short visit with friends then back to the farm.
Fill waters, clean stalls put night hay outside add fresh hay to racks inside.
Then a quick wash and change now off to dinner , and a hot air balloon ride, before night chores.

Off The Farm

A visit to Goat Island Light House

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Good News

Our" farm dog" Lager , is recovering from surgery  and doing really great.

As you can see he is on leash
after digesting the stall mat he is no longer permitted leash.

He is sooo much more than a "farm dog", I love this dog!

This picture is one week after surgery .

Cast Iron

I do tons of my cooking, with cast iron.

These pans can really extend the usefulness of your grill.
This Dutch oven is perfect for deep frying inside, or out.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Inspired by my morning walk around my farm.
Nice cool crisp air = happy Belgians.
Gardens bursting with new growth,
and a dog that is getting healthier every day.

Just sat at the counter with a cup of coffee, and wrote out the menu.
Only need to pick up a handful of things this week, at the market have most everything else on hand.

Tonight :  Crispy Catfish with Sicilian Caponata from my delivery
Thursday: Mexican-Style Chicken Tortas with Tomato , Avocado & Cucumber Salad
Friday: Fair Food and Heavy Horse Pulls
Saturday: Steak & Roasted New Potato w Chives Sauteed Long Beans and Tomato
Sunday: Grilled Chicken and Arugula
Monday: Spinach, Kale, Mozzarella Ravioli Brown Butter and Sage
Tuesday: Seared Salmon -Panzanella
Wednesday: Ginger Basil Chicken
Thursday: Spiced Meat Balls
Friday: Grilled Pizza and Salad w Green Goddess Dressing