A Week of Recovery

This Saturday we will only be at the Iowa City Farmers’ Market. We will return to the Deluxe Patio in June. We know there are a number of you who enjoy going to Deluxe, and we look forward to returning. This Saturday at the Market we will have mixed braising greens, spinach, radishes, carrots, green onions, stew hens, chicken feet and eggs. Eric says there might be a few surprises.

We are really starting to get into the swing of the Farmers’ Market season. Eric is now up before 5 am every day, and often isn’t in the house until 9:30 or 10. After the stress of the last few weeks, Eric has spent this week recovering from laryngitis. Although the last few weeks have been rough, this week has been a week of renewed spirit.  One of the farm improvements this year was to put in irrigation lines. Even with the lack of rain this week, we are able to see the gardens come to life. We were able to pick our first strawberries. The most exciting news, our bull calf, Walter, will be moving back to Jeanne’s. We will welcome a mama cow named Daisy and a new heifer, named Gretchen, with him. Eric will start milking again in the next week.

For those of you wondering about the cupcakes, baking with love works. Yellow cupcakes with strawberry frosting.  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.



About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!
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One Response to A Week of Recovery

  1. Mike Menzel Family says:

    Eric, Eve, and Milo it is really great to hear and see that you got some good press in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Also very nice to see Milo gathering eggs… The irrigation system that Eric put in working out and the Chickens getting big. Also nice to see that Eric has Daisy to Milk and Walter is back. Good Luck with the Turkeys and happy Birthday to Milo albiet a little belated

    Eve on the Baking with Love … I think that is how Ginny does it most of the time and it really does work

    God Bless everyone

    From Mike Ginny James and Hannah Menzel

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