Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wild Leek - What a Find!

I took the day off yesterday...we'll call it a mental health day.  Some days, it's so sunny and nice out, and the thought of sitting in a windowless office all day makes me feel ill.  I just couldn't do it.

I didn't eat the greatest the last few days, I've not felt well mentally.  Though I really am A.O.K.  I'm really struggling to get through each day at my day job, I really just want to work at my home jobs.  The Shepherd told me I should figure out a solid business plan so hopefully I really can be a full time farmer in a year or so.  I think he's a smart guy.

A few shots. 

Have you ever heard of wild leek?  They are super.  They taste like a very garlic-y onion, and grow in the woods in the spring.  I have searched for them on our farm with no luck.  Yesterday I was out for a hike and stumbled accross a HUGE patch!  I'm going to call the market people today to see if I'd be able to sell them.  I'm not sure of our rules.  I didn't grow them, but I'll forage for them, so not sure if I'm allowed. 


A lot of the sheep were let out to pasture this weekend.  I love this sight.  It's a fresh look, they seem happy, and the dogs are happy to have sheep outside to watch over.
The raspberries are starting to form leaves!  It's been strange seeing 2 foot sticks just sticking out of the ground.  We knew they would live, but you still wonder...
This is a pasta dish we had the other night.  Sauteed apraragus and mushrooms, an alfredo sauce from the Food Network and twisty ww noodles.  A great way to continue celebrating asparagus!  Sideways...again?
Regular posts will resume..or not...life is busy but really enjoyable.

Jess


14 comments:

  1. I love wild leeks!! They gorw like mad out at Jason's parents farm. Fiddleheads, too but we missed the boat on those this year. I hope they let you sell'em at your market stand. Those raspberries bushes excite me! They'll be great.

    I wonder...I know sitting at a desk has never been your favourite, but maybe you have ants in your pants due to summer and your soon to be year off on mat leave? I know I got really agitated with my job when I was pregnant with the kids, too. It was torture!

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  2. I don't think I've every had wild leeks, but I'm sure I'd love them. Hope you get to sell them...

    And I don't blame you for wanting to enjoy your garden and nature rather than being behind a desk... Mental health days are necessary once in a while! :)

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  3. Sorry you've been feeling a little off. Mental days off from work usually make me feel 100% better. I hear you on the want/desire to work totally from home. Hopefully your business plan will come together and you will be doing so in no time. Those wild leeks are gorgeous

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  4. I've never heard of a wild leek! Can I just say how jealous I am of your home surroundings!!!

    I have the sideways picture prob sometimes too - I find that if I delete, go back to my saved folder of them, rotate them clockwise, then counterclockwise, then rename them, they upload fine. I know sounds tedious, and I'm not sure why that process works, but it does for me.

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  5. Food Network has such great recipes! And I love the baby raspberry plants :)

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  6. I'm sorry its been a rough week. I can definitely understand wanting to find a way to find a way out of an office job. I was miserable in the months leading up to me leaving my job. I can' imagine if I had been pregnant at the time, with hormones making me even more emotional than I already was!

    I hope you can figure out a way to do just what you want :)

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  7. I thought of you this weekend. I was looking at all of the beautiful farms around P's home town and thought I'd love to have one of these!! You'll find a good plan Jess! :)

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  8. That's exciting that your rasps are sprouting! Fresh berries are amazing :)

    I'm sorry you've been feeling rough at your desk job. It's tough to be sitting indoors when it's so beautiful outside

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  9. Wild leeks! How cool. I cooked with leeks (the non-wild variety) a couple weeks ago. I really like them. Onion-y, but not onions, for sure.

    I know how it is at a desk job. Stick it out and keep working toward your real dream. You'll get there.

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  10. I love the sheep! That pasta looks delicious, I love the idea of adding asparagus.

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  11. Can't wait to see when those raspberries are in full bloom!

    Ha, I understand your frustration with trying to make bread - I used to spend way too much time only to find a loaf that didn't rise and felt more like a rock then piece of bread :) Someone told me that I was probably making the water too hot - so I stopped worrying about the temperature and just get it from the sink when I think it starts to feel "warm" - since then I haven't had any problems! :)

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  12. WILD LEEK!!! super, awesome!! I miss your farm so much....I think a roadtrip should be in my near future...:) I need a Jessica fix, a rigger fix, a greenhouse fix, an Annie fix and a lamb fix.

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