June 1, 2018
I cannot believe we are already in June! One more month of gloomy weather....unless we get lucky.
The tomatoes in the garden are dying to turn red. It will definitely be an exciting day when I can add those to the harvest list. Hummingbirds have been happily whirling around the garden. I swear I almost took two to my face this week.
Squash blossoms are blooming and I have also noticed some baby squash growing. For those of you who love to eat squash blossoms, please know that you only want to eat the male flowers. The female flowers are what turn to squash. Once pollination has occurred (or forced), feel free to harvest the male flowers & stuff them with ricotta to be fried. There are lots of similar recipes, but feel free to check this one out: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/ricotta-stuffed-squash-blossoms.
Some of you may be aware of the 'Hike & Harvest' experience we offer. I recently created a new tour which is a more advanced and hands-on version called 'Farmers Hike & Harvest.' It will have the same activities but also will involve a garden project for attendees to partake in, as well as making an easy garden snack. It will only be available via AirBnB should you wish to book it. I just added some dates this week to the calendar. This blogs photo was the abundant harvest from yesterdays 'Hike & Harvest.'
Tomorrow is Yoga Level 1 & 2 and Sunday is Goat Yoga. It will be the last Goat Yoga till July due to other bookings. Please check out our new 'Experiences & Events' page for a month to month calendar of Saddlerock happenings you can attend.
Have a what looks to be beautiful weekend!!!
Current Harvest at Saddlerock: Kale, Artichokes, Microgreens, Chard, Lettuce, Strawberries, Collards, Edible & Bouquet Flowers, and Herbs