Asparagus available tomorrow (Tuesday)

Hey everyone, if you didn’t get any fresh asparagus yet and would like some, we will have some for sale tomorrow.  Call Robert at 660.342.2725 to give him your order!

Asparagus update

Starting tomorrow we’ll be selling asparagus by order only instead of by first-come-first-serve.  If you’d like some, please call Robert at 660-342-2725 to let us know how much you’d like and to arrange a time on a Monday or Thursday to pick it up in Kirksville.

Fresh Asparagus tomorrow, Monday 11th.

We have more asparagus available for sale tomorrow, from 4 to 5:30 PM in the northwest parking lot of Home Care Medical Equipment in Kirksville (next to Hastings).

Look for the big white pick-up truck tomorrow.  You can call 660.342.2725 if you have any questions or want to check on availability.  It is $4/lb. tax included.

Asparagus available tomorrow, May 7!

We have plenty of fresh asparagus for sale! Come get yours between 4 and 5:30 pm in the northwest parking lot of Home Care Medical Equipment, next to Hastings in Kirksville. Call 660.342.2725 to check availability. $4/lb. including tax.

Asparagus ready, starting tomorrow!

Now that it has finally warmed up a little more, we have enough asparagus to begin selling it tomorrow, Monday May 4.  Since this is just the beginning of the season, we will have seven pounds available tomorrow, but expect to have much more as the season goes on (probably 3-4 more weeks.)  
We will be bringing the asparagus to the north-west parking lot of Home Care Medical Equipment in Kirksville (next to Hastings) between the hours of 4 pm and 5:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.  It will be sold in 1 lb. bundles only,($4/pound, tax included) and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  If you want to check on availability before you drive over, please call Robert at 660.342.2725


New Sign!

IMG_5829 LBBF SignOur new farm sign is up, special thanks to Abriana Price and the Dohman family! :)

Asparagus Update

Asparagus is still coming, it just got delayed due to the chilly weather. It’s supposed to be getting warmer the next couple weeks, so the asparagus should be coming on. Stay tuned, as we will let everyone know again when it is ready for purchase.

Preview of Summer

It’s been a while since we posted an update on the farm.  So, here’s the latest.  Robert is working on a couple eye-catching improvements here at LBBF…Well, they will be when they are done.  Here they are in their beginning stages.

This summer, this heap of rocks will be transformed into an enchanting little waterfall.


Meanwhile, just a few yards away, our new peach orchard is growing steadily, despite some setbacks from the deer.


To top it off, if you come picking this summer, you will be greeted by a new white wooden fence, which will hopefully keep little kids in, and dogs and other creatures out, besides being a scenic addition to the property.    IMG_5797

And finally, just in case you avid blueberry lovers are counting the days until you can pluck a fresh, juicy, sun-warmed berry off the bush and pop it in your mouth, this is what the status of the bushes is right now: IMG_5800Once the plants flower (around April 20), it will be about sixty days until fresh blueberries!

“Heads up” for Asparagus 2015

IMG_4660In just a few weeks the asparagus should be sprouting up! We are going to try something a little different this year.  Instead of taking orders, we will be bringing our asparagus to the west parking lot of Home Care Medical Equipment in Kirksville (next to Hastings) between the hours of 4 pm and 5:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.  It will be in 1 lb. bundles ($4/pound, tax included) and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  There should be plenty of asparagus this year, but it would be a good idea to call Robert at 660.342.2725 before you come to check on availability.  Stay tuned and we will let you know when the asparagus is ready!

Fall Update

It’s hard to believe winter is on its way.  Here at the farm things are slowing down as the blueberry bushes prepare to go into dormancy. IMG_5345

Above you can see our little garden, which flourished this year thanks to the compost we spread all over it from the sheep yard. :) We had a lot of greens (collards, lettuce, chard, kale, spinach, cabbage), some beans, many huge tomatoes, and for a nice change several acorn squash and little pumpkins.  We baked several of the pumpkins whole in our oven which worked great.  Afterward we separated out some of the pumpkin seeds and baked them.  They’re great to snack on.  IMG_5351

In the section above, we just last month planted 200+ Blueray bushes as replacement plants.  Bluerays are large berries with intense flavor, definitely a favorite!

A view out across the property.  We sold all our sheep earlier this year, except for the pet black sheep.  She was all by herself for a while, but then produced a black ewe lamb who looks just like her, so they keep each other company. We also sold our donkeys a couple months ago, so we are pretty much out of the livestock business.  IMG_5348

This is the zone planted in spring of 2013.  Each of these bushes should bear about a pound of berries next summer.
IMG_5347This zone by the road, planted in fall of 2007, is still holding out well.  Many of the bushes in all the zones are showing a great amount of new growth this year, so we’re really thankful for this after a difficult couple of years of drought and disease. Next project: Pruning the bushes once the leaves drop off.  Maybe we can get a head-start this year before a bunch of snow comes!