Farm Journal

Posted 3/24/2013 10:48am by Renee Savary.

Finally last week I got to start getting the garden ready for spring planting ... Here are some pictures of the cleaning process ...

The Cleaning Crew at work ...

Cleaning crew

One of my favorite sign of Spring : the Dandelion ...

Dandelion

More Helper ...

cleaning crew

The bees were so beezy over the brocoli flowers that we will keep them in the garden till we get some more flowers going on ...

beees

The Blackberries are in bloom ...

Blackberry flowers

Cleaning the Herb Spiral ...

cleaning crew

Gorgeous Thistle colors ...

thistle

Everything pulled from the garden beds was tossed over the fence for the sheep to snack on ...

snacking

More Thistle ...

thistle

Lots of wild flowers ... many think of them as "weed" but the bees and other polinators love them ... We keep them ...

flowers

Here the chickens have nicely spread a whole line of hay where melons and zucchinis were planted last summer ...

hay spreading

More beautiful colors ...

thistle

At the end of the day we found 2 eggs under the garden bench, no time to go back to the coop when you are hard at work in the garden ...

eggs under the bench


Happy Spring ...

Posted 3/14/2013 9:00pm by Renee Savary.

Easter Eggs with Natural Coloring


Easter is just around the corner and it is time to think "coloring" ..
With just a few simple ingredients you will have a rainbow of eggs ...

 Here is what you need to create your rainbow:

RED
2 cups of beets, grated - 3tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water

YELLOW to GOLD
3 large handfulls of yellow/brown onion skins - 3tbsp white vinegar - 3 cups water

BLUE
1lb frozen blueberries, crushed - 3 tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water

Green:
Boiled spinach leaves - 3tbsp of white vinegar - 2 cups of water

Purple
Make a strong hibiscus tea with 2 cups of water then add 3 tbsp of white vinegar

 

Coloring ingredients


Mix combinations of the primary dyes (in separate cups) to make secondary colors : red and yellow for orange, yellow and blue for green, blue and red for violet.

 

Coloring

The vinegar acts as a fixative, without it the dyes won't stick to the eggs.
For uniform color, strain each dye mixture through a cheesecloth or a fine strainer.
For a mottled, tie-dyed or spotty effect, leave all the ingredients in the pans.
Use crayons to make designs on the eggs.

eggs coloring
The longer the eggs remain in the dye, the deeper the color.
For special effects, dip half the egg in one color, the other half in another.


Happy coloring ...

... et voila ...

Posted 12/24/2012 7:19am by Renee Savary.

From All of Us here at the farm...

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and

an Wonderful New Year ....


Happy Holidays


Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic
Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm


Posted 12/17/2012 9:37am by Renee Savary.

Last day for shipping your favorite Preserves

is tomorrow Tuesday the 18 ...

 

Twin Oaks Farm Preserves are the perfect choice.

All our preserves are produced right here at the farm the old fashion way : just fresh fruits, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals found in a jar in today's world.

Free gift wrapping

Check out our e-commerce 

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/69

 

Pear Calamondine


Raw, unheated, unhaltered honey


Strawberry Preserve 

We are at the Seaside Farmers Market

every Saturday from 9am to 1pm all year around.

Please Forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic
Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm


 





Posted 12/12/2012 2:07pm by Renee Savary.

Thank you for All of you that ordered this morning special ...

we are sold out on the little candles but we still have some of our honey ...

By purchasing a jar of our honey you will help us increase our bee population and be an integral part of the bee preservation.

The whole $25 will be use to increase our bee population in the spring 2013.

http://twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more-100-honey?page=1

Posted 12/12/2012 8:37am by Renee Savary.

A very special gift ...

This week only

with the purchase of a jar of our 100% honey

we offer you a candle made with the wax from our honey production.

Holiday Honey special

Limited to the first 15 orders, we only had enough wax to make 15 candles !!!

This will make a very special gift and remember the whole $25 you are spending will be used to increase our bee population.

Please visit our e-commerce to order your jar of honey

http://twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more

Our production of 100% honey is very small and we have decided to use the money from its sale exclusively to increase our bee population, and in this way to return to the bees the fruits of their labor. 

This honey is exquisitely complicated and sweet in a subtle way.

  Your first bites will instantly convince you that what you’ve thought of as honey until now is very likely something else.


Visit the new Apiary section of our web site to learn more

about our unique approach to beekeeping.

www.twinoaksfarm.net


Candle

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.


Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic

Bonifay, FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm






Posted 12/3/2012 3:31pm by Renee Savary.

Looking for stocking stuffers ??

You want to create the perfect holiday gift basket ?

Twin Oaks Farm Preserves are the perfect choice.

All our preserves are produced right here at the farm the old fashion way : just fresh fruits, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals found in a jar in today's world.

Free gift wrapping

Check out our e-commerce 

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/69

and find out about :

Fig Preserve

Peach Preserve

Blueberry Preserve

3 Agrumes

Pear - Calamondine

Strawberry

Madarine

Fig Butter

Fig - Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Sauce

Florida Orange Chutney

Pear Butter


Pear Butter

Caramelized Onions Compote

Spiced Eggplants Chutney

Sweet Pepper in Hot Vinegar

Shallots confit in Port Wine

Organic Grey Sea Salt and Herbs Rub

Hot Chocolate Mix

Preserves

 

We are at the Seaside Farmers Market

every Saturday from 9am to 1pm all year around.

Please Forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic
Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm


 





Posted 11/27/2012 11:34am by Renee Savary.

Tuesday special   Free shipping*   One day only

Don't miss it ....
...

free shipping


http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more

Take advantage of our Free gift wrapping with your order.

* Free shipping with minimum order of $20, shipping within 48h.

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

 

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

 

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

 

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm



Posted 11/26/2012 9:06pm by Renee Savary.

Tuesday special   Free shipping*   One day only ...

Start your Holiday Shopping with us ...

Twin Oaks Farm Preserves are the perfect choice.

All our preserves are produced right here at the farm the old fashion way : just fresh ingredients, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals found in a jar in today's world.

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more

Take advantage of our Free gift wrapping with your order.

* Free shipping with minimum order of $20, shipping within 48h.


Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

 

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

 

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

 

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm



Posted 11/23/2012 3:28pm by Renee Savary.

At the Seaside Farmers Market every Saturday 9am to 1pm

and from our e-commerce :

 FREE GIFT WRAPPING WITH YOUR PURCHASE ...

Our preserved goodies make the perfect gift and are always loved ...

For a complete list of our products please visit our web site :

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more

   

Free gift wrapping

 

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.


Twin Oaks Farm - 
USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm