Tomato: Yaponskiy Trufel Chernyi

One of my favorite tomatoes last season was the Japanese Trifele Black.  After growing my first Cherokee Purple a few seasons ago, a lucky find from home depot, I was amazed by the depth of flavor, it was the tomato flavor I’ve been searching years for. I immediately began searching for other black and purple varieties, cross…

Avian Pox: Chicken pox for Chickens

Monday we vaccinated 44 chicks for the Avian Pox. It went rather well we thought, took us about 35 minutes start to finish. We put all the 6 week old chicks into the West Wing, set up a saw horse with supplies, put the perch rack, weeds, grit bowl and water bowls into the East…

SÁRGABABFŐZELÉK or Wax Bean Stew

This is one of my favorite meals. Growing up I ate a lot of Fozelek which translates to “cooked  down” which would translate to “comfort food”.  If there is a large harvest of anything, too much to eat or is the type of vegetable that won’t keep well in the cellar, then “fozni le kell”  which means…

Radishes

I love radishes, sweet, crunchy, juicy radishes, love them with sandwiches, boiled eggs, slivered onto salads, almost anything! They’re so fresh and pretty. I’m not crazy about the spicier ones, the sweeter they are the better.  This year we are testing a few varieties of radishes. These are Lady Slipper and Cherry Belle. Both are…

Flock Friday

Meet Mahogany, she is our first Rhode Island Red and our very first egg layer, averaging one brown egg every day. Poor little Mahogany, she was picked on so we got two more reds to keep her company but they were not friendly to her either. She is such a docile hen little hen, lowest in…