harvesting honey with Katie Rose...
An intensive adventure into self sufficiency. vegetables, fruits, rabbits, chickens, and other wond
harvesting honey with Katie Rose...
daughter Katie Rose came over today and we gathered some honey...
Gravel Road Farm updated their business hours.
I will have some Rosemary plants available at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market tomorrow...
check the size of these berries!
momma goose is sitting on her nest with 3 eggs...
my friend Irene Damby gave me some meyer lemons... 1st order of business was lemon pound cake! next up - lemon pie...
what do you do when the frost kills your tomato plants before the tomatos ripen? you make green tomato pie!
For Sale - Give that special locally crafted gift this year. One will will bring joy year after year. hand crafted from reclaimed wood... available at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market, Sunday afternoons at the Trailhead Park, or message me and i will build you one!
Mama Bluebird checking out the new accomodations...
the lettuce is coming along nicely!
Dolly and Reba love their greens!
Want to bring your Holiday Dinner to the next level? Use our Turkey Bone Broth for your dressing and gravy! Home crafted all natural with no artificial flavors or preservatives, and it is low in sodium. Available at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market Sunday afternoons.
Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Give a hand built blue bird house! Field tested, so i know bluebirds love them! Each one is crafted from reclaimed cedar. Gravel Road Farm will have these, along with our Beef and Chicken Bone Broths, our Jalapeno, Cayenne, and Habanero Pepper Sauces, and our Blackberry and Strawberry Honey Jams at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market tomorrow. Come by and see all of the wonderful art, crafts, and farm fresh foods! Or just drop in to visit... At the Abita Springs Trailhead Park, noon to 4. And please - share this post!
making a rabbit and andouille gumbo.
made a batch of roux today. i keep it in the fridge for when in only need a couple of spoons full - gravy, sauce, etc.
a goldenrod seed head...
a gulf frittilary caterpillar building a cocoon to become a butterfly
Come see Gravel Road Farm at the Abita Springs Water Festival tomorrow. We will have our Milkweed plants, our beef and chicken bone broths, our strawberry and blackberry honey jams, and our hot sauces in jalapeno, cayenne, and habanero! Hope to see you there!
a gulf frittilary visiting my milkweed this morning.
today i am building the frames for the new hive (20 in all). these will hang inside the hive box, and is where the bees will build there comb to raise young, store pollen and honey.
Milkweed is a flowering herbaceous perennial native to our area. It is the sole host plant for the monarch butterfly. Every garden should have some. Gravel Road Farm will have some plants available at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market this Sunday afternoon. We will also have our Cayenne, Jalapeno, and Habanero Pepper Sauces, as well as our Beef and Chicken Bone Broths. Please stop by our table and we can visit. And please share this post!
my sister in law gave me a bunch of milkweed seedlings which i potted up. i went out to water them today and found this beauty munching away - a monarch caterpillar
Why Bone Broth? Bone Broth makes your joints feel smooth.The health of your joints depends upon the health of the collagen in your ligaments, tendons, and on the ends of your bones. Collagens are a large family of biomolecules, which include the glycosaminoglycans, very special molecules that help keep our joints healthy.” Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) — glucosamine. Yep, those supplements that seemingly everyone is taking for joint health contain one of the GAGs we get from consuming bone broth. When you consume broth you also get chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and likely a bunch of other equally important GAGs that have yet to be discovered. What’s more, the GAGs we get from bone broth are resistant to digestion and are absorbed in their intact form. These intact GAGs, like hormones, stimulate cells called fibroblasts which lay down collagen in the joints, tendons, ligaments, and arteries. Gravel Road Farm will have both beef and chicken bone broth at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market this Sunday. Come visit!
Bone Broth boasts over 19 easy-to-absorb, essential and non-essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). Collagen/gelatin helps form connective tissue and promotes strong hair and nails (and who doesn't love that!). And, it offers nutrients that support your immune system, good digestion, and brain health. Gravel Road Farm will be at the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market tomorrow with both beef and chicken bone broth. At the Trailhead Park, noon to 4. Drop by for a chat!
Why Use Bone Broth? There was a time, not long ago, when bone broth was a part of just about every meal we consumed in this country, as it provided the base for soups, gravies, and stews. It boasts over 19 easy-to-absorb, essential and non-essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). Collagen/gelatin helps form connective tissue and promotes strong hair and nails (and who doesn't love that!). And, it offers nutrients that support your immune system, good digestion. Gravel Road Farm will be at the Lafitte Street Market in Mandville Saturday, 9 to 1, and the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market Sunday, noon to 4. Stop by and pick up some broth!
Today i transferred my bees from the swarm trap to the hive.
There were 6 frames in the trap, with a gap in the middle of about 2 inches. Each of the frames were covered with bees, comb, and capped cells - some with brood and some with honey. The bees had filled the gap I had left with comb, which was full of honey. I broke a piece about 4 inches square off, and left the rest in the open swarm box for the bees to transfer into their new home. Guess i am officially a beekeeper now!
JULY Vegetable Gardening
Transplant a fall crop of heat-set tomatoes and bell peppers. Seed okra, southern peas, cucumbers, squash, cantaloupe, pumpkins and watermelons throughout July. Early to mid-July is the optimum time to plant pumpkins for harvest close to Halloween!
Late July/early August is a good time to start thinking about your fall garden. Order broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, cabbage and collard green seeds. If you want an early September planting of these crops, start seed in seedling trays in early August. A greenhouse is not necessary to grow these crops this time of year. However, daily watering is a must. You need at least a 5-to-6-week window from planting seeds of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage and cabbage to transplanting them into the garden.
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Bone Broth boasts over 19 easy-to-absorb, essential and non-essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). Collagen/gelatin helps form connective tissue and promotes strong hair and nails (and who doesn't love that!). And, it offers nutrients that support your immune system, good digestion, and brain health. Gravel Road Farm will be at the Bogalusa Farmers Market Saturday morning, and the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market Sunday afternoon, with bone broth and other goodies. See you there!
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