Uncle

Hey there. Long time no write. Yeah…well…been working hard, trying to find some sleep, enjoying the presence of someone new, beautiful and profound in my life, and also just riding the post-solstice, post-peak, post-energy of the summer phase (for me) as I navigate and look toward the fall, winter, next year, and beyond. The obviousContinue reading “Uncle”

The Rising

Good morning everyone– A quick but likely verbose note before heading into today’s market. A teary-eyed (after she left…) and fond farewell yesterday to Keeley (below) as she left for her new home.  Four other pups appear sold (two possibly leaving today and two over the next week) which leaves three looking for homes.  AllContinue reading “The Rising”

Pre-market thoughts for 9/20…

Good morning.  Just some thoughts before loading up and heading in… Evidently the DDA (if they are the ones who decide this) are considering cancelling or shortening in its duration the Wednesday Sara Hardy Farmers Market–due to poor turn out.  This is all I have heard and how I have heard it.  It’s an interestingContinue reading “Pre-market thoughts for 9/20…”

Farm Update for Friday, September 15th

Well, seasonal change is affecting many things here on the farm.  First and foremost egg production is dropping.  My chicken egg numbers have dropped to about half of what they were two weeks ago.  I think many of my chickens are now molting.  Small feathers everywhere…  They’ve leveled off but the fact remains that IContinue reading “Farm Update for Friday, September 15th”

Pre-Market Note for Saturday, August 12

Good morning, Just a brief note before applying the accelerator– Hope to see you all this morning.  Not sure who ordered the sprinkles but they are supposed to wane around 8am.  This is all good.  High (in Fife Lake) of only 73 today and low tonight of 49?  Wow…sorry–easily distracted. I have three jars ofContinue reading “Pre-Market Note for Saturday, August 12”

Mid-Season Transitions

Genevieve and I have separated and are on the route to getting divorced.  There.  I’ve put it out there.  She has moved into town and I will be staying on the farm. What this means–among many other things–is that I have a severe labor shortage on my farm.  The 70+ hours per week of activityContinue reading “Mid-Season Transitions”

Spring Eggs!

Warm days feel like spring and our birds are convinced summer is right around the corner.  After the long winter they have finished molting and eggs are coming on strong!  Quail eggs, duck eggs and chicken eggs are all available!  You can order them online and meet us in Traverse City, stop by our farm, orContinue reading “Spring Eggs!”

How to Shop Morganic Farm in the Winter

Dear loyal and deserving customers, Some of you may still be wondering if you will see us at the Mercado in the GT Commons this season.  For now the answer is “no” and I have no idea when it might be “yes.”  I fatefully caught up with the market master on the last day ofContinue reading “How to Shop Morganic Farm in the Winter”

Turkey Time!

Now accepting deposits for our Thanksgiving turkeys!  Our Royal Palm heritage turkeys are pastured and fed organic feed from Graham’s Organics in Rosebush, MI.  We’re processing them in time for Thanksgiving. Visit our online store and put down your deposit to hold your turkey! Turkey’s can be picked up at the farm or in Traverse CityContinue reading “Turkey Time!”

Roast Chicken

Roasting a chicken in the oven is as easy or complicated as you choose to make it.  According to my personal favorite cookbook: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking,  a 7 pound chicken takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to cook.  When I cook a chicken I put it in the oven inContinue reading “Roast Chicken”