In April and early May our hop plants send up lots of shoots. Normally Steve cuts all but three or four shoots back. He then trains these shoots to go up the poles. This year, wetried sauting the tender top few inches of the shoots in butter with a little garlic. They are very delicious. Aparently, hop shoots are a great delicacy in Italy. They are certainly up there with fresh asparagus and fiddle heads.
Free-range hens' eggs - $3 a dozen. Our chickens roam free outside every day and eat whatever they want. These are happy chickens and you can taste it in their eggs. These eggs do not compare with so called "farm fresh" factory eggs, and they often hardly fit in the box. We have about a dozen each day. Come taste the difference at Odd Corners - 714 Old Hungerford Road,Thomasburg. (Come by chance or call for an appointment.)
Hello, we have a small flock of naturally raised brown red rock chickens and Rouen ducks they are producing , free range chicken and duck eggs . We feed them only hormone free feed and vegetable scraps. The white eggs in the pictures are the duck eggs and the brown ones are the chickens. Duck eggs are really good for you and make amazing custards, omelettes and pastries or cakes. The chickens eggs are $3 a dozen The duck eggs are $5.00 a dozen Please bring your old egg cartons. Thanks and have a great day. Just ask for Carson
We are increasingly more and more grateful to our bees. They work endlessly even when the sun doesn’t shine, cleaning their hives getting ready for the nectar to arrive. They forage for pollen from trees in early spring to berries and our vegetable plants during the summer months. They work from dawn to dusk and can travel up to three kilometers away from the Hill. Their goal is to produce enough honey to sustain the colony for the long winter ahead. We harvest the sweet honey in late August, leaving ample in the hives for the bees.
The sweet smell of spring is in the air as we carefully select approximately 60 Sugar Maple trees to tap each March. We collect the sap in 20 liter pails and carry them down to the evaporator sometimes with snowshoes on. We cut up deadfall trees to fire the wood stove as we begin the hours of boiling down the sap. It takes forty drops of sap to make one drop of Maple Syrup. We filter our syrup before bottling allowing a full body taste and a rich dark color. Try our maple syrup once and you will be hooked.