its been awhile since u posted this, sharon...just wondering how u made out w the goat situation...here at wollman pond farms in trumansburg, we r just thinking about what breed to start with...we have no experience so would…"
"We grow sunchokes and asparagus. Both I moved after a year, and both came back from pieces left behind. Couple things to note about sunchokes... they store amazingly well in the fridge and in the ground. Not very well in the air for us, but if…"
"Thanks for explaining "Super Male", Greg. Thought it was a World Wrestling allusion. And 75/25 split sounds just about right in my asparagus patch. I knew male asparagus was more desirable for the steamer, but I thought I'd be getting…"
"From what I recall reading, Super Male just means that a larger fraction (perhaps 75%) of the plants are male, and the male parts are what you want for food. (If the name bothers you, perhaps the act of chopping them down will at least make up for…"
"We have had sunchokes for years. As well as treating them like potatoes, you can also eat them raw (unlike potatoes). Good in salads, if you like that sort of thing. The texture and the intensity of the flavor is similar to water chestnuts, but the…"
"Denise, I planted "Super Male" asparagus, though the name was intimidating, 3 springs ago from Miller's Nursery. It's been a great success -- so far. (Must be because I'm not particularly fond of asparagus.)
"omg!...i am grateful to have these responses (so far!)!!!...
i would love the sunchokes, foxy roxy!...let me know and i will come dig up under ur direction...
i was thinking of ordering the asparagus online...jersey giants?...does anyone know…"
"A friend of mine gave me some sunchokes that he divided about 4 years ago. They've been very easy - just make sure they have lots of sun. The less sun, the more they flop over and take sun from your other plants. Also stake or hoop them early…"
"Howdy Denise, I can give you all the sunchokes you'd ever want. Per the use question - use them like potatoes. Snow is still on out in the hinterlands but maybe in a week or two I can dig some up. -Roxy"
"I got 1 batch of asparagus starts from Agway the first season, plunked them in a bad spot and forgot about them, they didn't do anything. Got another batch from Millers 2nd season and they at least showed growth. But wouldn't you know…"
we will definitely get back to you after we are back from utah. in the mean time, here is a link about our yurt. This month we were featured in Colorado Yurt's newsletter (that's the company that made our yurt). The story gives a lot of details about our living in a yurt.
Thanks for the note, yes we would love to show you and a few others the yurt. My companion, Everett and I will be going on a 10 day vacation to Southern Utah on May 2, maybe we could do it after we get back.
I have to say that we are having the time of our lives living in the yurt. It will be good to meet another yurt lover.