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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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: Once the plants flower (around April 20), it will be about sixty days until fresh blueberries!
In 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!
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.
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.
This is the zone planted in spring of 2013. Each of these bushes should bear about a pound of berries next summer.
This 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!