Grumpy Hen Blog

Pecking, Scratching and Crowing About the Farm and Island.

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

Mud, Sweat and Tears


April is the cruelest month, except in Maine when it can be May. Cold, driving rain and wind cast a mighty shadow on our opening day.  Standing pools of water in the... Read more

May 30, 2013

Strong to the Finish Spinach


The spinach in our greenhouses now is truly amazing – much more deserving of precious olive oil than the canned stuff that Popeye loved and with none of the acrid bite... Read more

May 25, 2013

Salad Season

Lettuce in the greenhouse

Early spring is true salad season on the farm.  While our lettuce is good all year long, the early crops from the greenhouses have a special tenderness and delicacy that the... Read more

May 16, 2013

Farm Stand Opening Saturday, May 25th


Happy upcoming Memorial Day! Come visit us at the farmstand on Saturday, May 25th. We anticipate having the following (available in limited quantities). Lettuce Triple Chick... Read more

May 10, 2013

Green Shoots


After a cold spring, signs of life are stirring in the fields at Triple Chick Farm, kindling thoughts of summer and another season of bracing swims, cobalt skies and bountiful... Read more

May 10, 2013

We Hatched a New Website!


We'll admit it, it's long overdue. But we're very excited to have our new website up and running. We chose the Word Press platform because we wanted an easy way to keep the web... Read more

May 05, 2013