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.