We’re in LaCrosse, Wisconsin this week for the Midwest Organic Farming Conference, put on every year by the good people at MOSES.
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Farm PhotosThis week’s loaf has some wild rice on it. “Real” wild rice, hand-harvested and parched by a friend of a friend in northern Minnesota, is such a precious commodity that I had to make sure it wasn’t wasted when we didn’t eat it all with dinner. Wild rice is an interesting plant, a food that is foraged but also managed by the people who forage for it. Most wild rice available in stores is actually a cultivated variety that is machine harvested. If you’re interested in indigenous foods, I recommend following some indigenous food educators, like @linda.black.elk, @rowenwhite, @siouxchef, and @vsegrest.#winterbaking continues. This batch is:Let the #winterbaking begin in earnest.Finally got out to pick a bumper crop of apples in our little organic orchard. I think these are the Cortlands. #fall #organic #organicorchard #homeorchard #apples #applepickingWhen I had my first kid, I thought I would just wear him around the farm while I worked. Little did I know it wouldn’t be that easy. I do still take the kids with me sometimes, but I have to be prepared and much less ambitious.Just thinking back to the time when the only reason I ever wore a mask was for cleaning out a bin. And then for a while we saved the N-95s for healthcare workers and only wore cloth ones in the bin. Sure was glad I had a “real” mask today.It’s Watch Out For Clueless Juvenile Bird Season around here. (Aaawwww.) 📸 by our friend Emmet.Finally got the mower going but I do love the colors and textures that grew up this spring (where we don’t have noxious weeds!).
Our annual Farm Tour & Tea is cancelled for 2019 due to an extremely wet planting season (we expect that some things might not be planted by the last week in June). We hope to host a potluck party on the farm later in the season instead. As soon as we have set a date, we’ll let you know here and via social media.