Welcome and Winter farming!

Welcome to

Birch Moon

Farm & Herbals

We will be sharing our

farming and gardening projects,

recipes (both food and herbal),

produce lists as veggies become available for sale,

seasonal adventures and celebrations,

sewing, crafts, photos and I’m sure lots more!

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Happy Mid-February!

The moon is ready (Feb 21st) so we started our onions, leeks, broccoli, lettuce, kale, and some early Sungold cherry tomatoes (for the greenhouse)!

January 21st we had started some really early kale, lettuce and broccoli plants for our winter greenhouse…… they go out into the greenhouse during the day and inside at night. Soon we will plant them out and make insulation boxes around them for night time warmth.

Quinn and I did a little weeding in the Winter Greenhouse the other day… the temperature in there must have dropped 20 degrees when the sun went behind the trees. I’m glad I took my afternoon garden nap before I worked! The air in there is SO beautiful… a welcome change from winter’s cold, dry air.

I want to share a recipe for an amazing GREEN drink (I made today). It is great when you are sick or are just trying to avoid dairy but need something satisfying and creamy 🙂   It also helps to alkalize the body and balance out all our sugar habits (wheat included). Organic ingredients only, of course…

Avocado Lime Shake

juice of 1 lime

juice of 1 grapefruit

1/2 can of coconut milk (almond milk works great but is not as creamy)

1 avocado

1 tsp. spirulina or greens powder if you have it

1-2 cups raw spinach (mesclun mix works well too)

ice cubes (optional)

blend it all in a blender then drink!

In summer add I a cucumber and some fresh mint leaves. In winter I omit the ice and add a little vanilla extract. A peppery mesclun mix adds a neat flavor…

Well that’s all for today, more to come soon!

1 Comment

  1. Hi, to all!!!!! :o)
    I’m dying to try out some of these recipes.
    What you’re doing at Birch Moon Herbals is sure growing (no pun intended) in such a wonderful way.
    So great that you are sharing the wonderful work you are doing to help our beautiful earth, our planet, and the people-who truly need to learn how they themselves can make our world a better place.
    I will deffinately be returning to check out what I can learn.
    ~Glynis Andréa Shields-Sacca

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