Grumpy Hen Blog

Pecking, Scratching and Crowing About the Farm and Island.

Lettuce Rainbows


  The cool wet weather has been a boon for Triple Chick lettuce. A whole new crop have come on in the unheated high tunnels bringing a new range of colors and... Read more

Jun 29, 2013

Martha visits the farm!

Martha Stewart Visit

Our neighbor, Martha Stewart, paid us a visit to the farm and wrote about us on her blog.  See the link below...we love what she says about us and she loved our spinach... Read more

Jun 19, 2013

Spring Fever

Baby Spring Vegetables

Late Spring brings a bounty of baby vegetables - perfect for elegant and easy hors d'oeuvres.  Last week friends and family gathered for my birthday which fell on a weekday... Read more

Jun 12, 2013

Rhubarb Tuesday


Rhubarb, long used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes, sent to North America by Benjamin Franklin, always one of the first harvestable crops from our fields; it is also the... Read more

Jun 05, 2013

Hooray for Hakurei: Best Beloved

  Its true, I have a favorite.   Hakurei, the Japanese turnips are unlike anything else.  Small and tender, they can be eaten raw in a salad right along with their... Read more

Jun 01, 2013