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Friday, July 10

Three Weeks and Counting

July is here and finally I am able to put away my warm woolies. Beginning to think that would never happen. So did the corn in the maze. Now with the sun and the heat it is growing like crazy - 6" a day. Last Tuesday we cut the maze. A bit nerve wracking but 5 hours later it was completed. Hopefully next week we will get up in the air to take some pictures. Stay tuned. Our corn maze theme this year is "An Australian Triple Maze Outback Adventure" Can you guess the maze design?


Thursday, July 2

Garlic Scapes

For those of you who wait each year for the fresh garlic scapes, now is the time to get them. This morning Josh brought 5 lbs of the yummy scapes into the market. There are many ways to use the scapes. Some love this garlic scape pesto.

Garlic Scape Pesto
1 cup coarsely chopped garlic scapes (about 10 scapes)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts, pine nuts or sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons lemon juice , more if preferred
1/4 teaspoon salt, more if preferred
water, as needed

Place all ingredients into food processor and puree (smooth or coarse, as desired). Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency. Taste for seasoning; add more salt or lemon juice as needed. Will keep, covered and refrigerated, for approximately one week.

Maze Update

Five weeks and counting until the 2009 Corn Maze is open. Saturday, August 1st is the big day. Maze has been planted and the corn is growing like crazy - 12" in just 1 week. We're now ready to cut the maze. A bit of a nerve wracking job to say the least, we don't want to make a mistake. Our theme and design for this year comes from the great continent down under. We will have not just one maze but two. Can you guess our design this year?
On another note, the young eagles have grown rapidly and are up and about the nest furiously flapping their new wings. check out our Eagle Cam for the latest views.
On the crop side, strawberry season is in full swing and the raspberries are coming along nicely but it will be a couple of weeks yet before they are ready.