Keeping weeds under control is priority number one at Lida Farm this time of year. Now that the heat has finally come, all those weed seeds sitting in the wet ground have germinated, and, voila, a weed explosion hit the farm. Foxtail, lambsquarters, red root pigweed, wild buckwheat are popping up all over, so we’ve been throwing everything we have to keep the little barbarians from taking over. First we cultivate by tractor, then wheel hoe, then hand hoe, then, finally, weed by hand. If you’ve ever feel like you can’t keep your garden free of weeds, imagine trying to do that over two and half acres where an acre is about 3/4 the size of a football field.
We have been eating a lot of spinach the past few weeks, both raw and cooked. Here is a recipe I found online that uses ground lamb and spinach in stew form. All three kids ate everything in their bowls! No lamb? I’m sure beef would work just fine too: