Lyons Creek Local Blog

Campfire Candles

Campfire Candles
Our garden and the market have really kept us busy this year. We had a really great market season and are so thankful for all of the new friends we...

What to do with eggplant?

What to do with eggplant?
We are harvesting tons of heirloom eggplant. I received quite a few questions about eggplant at the market this weekend so I thought an eggplant bl...

Comparing cucumbers

Comparing cucumbers
We are finally harvesting cucumbers!  We thought it'd be fun to introduce you to the three heirloom cucumbers we are growing this year.  The first...

Tomato tips

Tomato tips
Today I'd like to share some tips for growing your own heirloom tomatoes.  1. Send a sample of your soil to your local extension agent for testing...

Culture and Food

Culture and Food
Many of us across the world are mourning the loss of Anthony Bourdain.  In honor of him and to continue his legacy of bringing people together thr...

Asparagus Time

Asparagus Time
I've been checking our asparagus patch every day for the last week, and nothing.  With the low temperatures in the forecast we have to make sure we...

Chores

Chores
After a long day at our full time jobs we come home to our farm chores.  Tonight I was collecting eggs and as usual had more eggs than hands. The s...

Eggs

Eggs
Our chickens are laying so many eggs!  We have a flock of about 15 hens, two roosters and two pet ducks. We let the girls live out their long lives...

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes
The heirloom tomatoes that we started from seed are doing well.  If you've never had an heirloom tomato, you are missing out.  The flavors of heirl...

Rhubarb

Rhubarb
We have a healthy and vigorous crop of rhubarb emerging from the ground.  We grew this rhubarb from an heirloom seed variety called Victorian Rhuba...