Friday, December 27, 2013

Another New Rabbit

We sure aren't having good luck with rabbits at the farm.  Meet rabbit number 3...Hershey...a male Mimi Rex.  I will write an update when I visit in January.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gingebread House Construction

Anna was looking in a magazine and saw a picture of a gingerbread house. She has been begging Lizzie to make one. Lizzie gives me this mischievous grin...little did I know we would be making one from scratch. We usually make ours from a kit. Oh, but wait, I am visiting an Amish family...

Love that Lizzie keeps her cookbook in a large plastic bag.  And at the end of this experience I understand why!

According to directions we were to make five packages of the gingerbread dough.  Done!

Templates were next.

The kitchen was a little warm for the 'cement' on the house to set up so we decided to put it on the back porch summer kitchen to cool and set.  I love that wood burning stove.

We mixed up some thicker 'cement' and loaded up the roof.  Then added a few Mason jars for support. Lastly, Lizzie gave the kids each one cinnamon bear.  There are...The Andy's all lined up on the front of the house. And this is how you make an Amish Gingerbread House.
I wonder how long it took before they stated eating it?

Friday, December 6, 2013


I just received this email from Rue...

You might want to put on the blog that the boys (the hired driver and his little brother) are leaving the produce for Covington and Burlington at the downtown location.  I have sent them (CSA members)  an email to let them know.

And then a few minutes later...

Clifton will now be delivered downtown as well

Please take a moment and think about and pray for the boys driving the van.  The driver is 16 and I am guessing he has never driven in this mess. It is a long way on the two lane back roads from downtown to Hillsboro.  I worry about my boys.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cedarmore Farm 2014 Sign-Up Sheet

Cedarmore Farm 2014 Sign-Up Sheet
Name __________________________________________________  Phone ___________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip _____________________________________________________________________
Email ____________________________________________________________________________
1.  Choose Your Shares  Free Delivery to the pick up location of your choice!
           All Season Share  sign-up by March 1st to get a produce box delivered weekly for 32 weeks   
               first full week of May - second week of December
        $515 x __________ (number of shares) = $ __________
Spring Share  sign-up by March 1st to get produce box delivered per week for 10 weeks
first full week of May - first full week of July
$190 x __________ (number of shares) = $ __________
Summer Share  sign-up by April 1st and get a produce box delivered per week for 12 weeks
2nd full week of July - last week of September
$180 x __________ (number of shares) = $ __________
Fall Share  sign-up by May 1st and get a produce box delivered per week for 10 weeks
first week of October - second week in December
$170 x __________9number of shares) = $__________
Weekly Egg Share lets you add a dozen pasture range eggs with your produce box
(number of weeks in your share choice from above)
__________ x $3.50 per dozen =  $__________
Bi-weekly Egg Share  one dozen pasture range eggs every other week in your share from above
(half the # of weeks in your share from above)
__________ x $3.50 per dozen =$__________
Canned Good Share  one surprise jar in your share from above! 
possibilities are ketchup, tomato juice, tomato chunks, pizza sauce, pickled beets, sweet peppers, sweet or hot pepper butter, bread & butter, dill, or mustard pickles, strawberry, blackberry or red raspberry jam, peach or pear butter and more
(number of weeks in your share choice from above)
__________ x $4.00 per week = $__________
Weekly Baked Good Share  get one surprise each week with your share from above
possibilities include pies (cherry, blueberry, blackberry, pecan nut or apple), cookies )monster, chocolate chip, pumpkin, chocolate no=bake, buttermilk or raisin oatmeal), bars (three-layer snack bars, peanut butter, pumpkin with frosting & nuts, pumpkin with chocolate chips or granola bars), cinnamon rolls, zucchini bread, banana bread or wheat bread
(number of weeks in your share from above)
__________ x $5.00 per week = $ __________
                                                                                                    TOTAL from above __________
2.  Choose Your Pick-Up Location Get boxes labeled with your name from...
  • Cedarmore Farm:   126112 Turley Lane, Hillsboro, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Anderson #1:   7225 Cobblestone Court, Cincinnati on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Batavia:  3553 State Rt. 222, Batavia, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Clarksville:  3668 Nicholson Road,  on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm 
  • Eastgate:  4873 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Hamilton:  914 Richwood Avenue, Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm
  • Hillsboro:  8586 US HWY 50, on Tuesdays 8:00-10:00pm
  • Kenwood:  7791 Montgomery Road, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Lebanon:  2308 Wood Road, on Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
  • Loveland:  865 Miami Ridge Drive, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Mason: 106 West Church Street, on Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm
  • Milford:  1224 Eagle Ridge Road, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Mt. Orab:  16844 Bodman Road, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Wyoming:  508 Wirtz Way, on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Anderson #2:  1980 Gainsborough Lane, Cincinnati, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Burlington:  6989 Lucia Drive, Burlington, KY, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Clifton:  2170 Elysian Place, Cincinnati, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Covington:  836 Alhambra Court, Park Hills, KY, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Downtown Cincinnati:  1222 Race Street, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Norwood:  1624 Sherman Avenue on Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Oakley July 1y:  2733 Arbor Avenue, Cincinnati, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
  • Peebles:  33 Dodge City Drive (Bob Malcolm Chrysler), on Fridays 1:00-5:00pm
  • Westwood:  3110 Coral Park Drive, on Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
3. Choose Your Payment Option
  • Pay total now
  • Pay 50% of total now and 50% by July 1st
Make checks payable to Cedarmore Farm and mail with a copy of your sheet to:
Cedarmore Farm
12612 Turley Lane
Hillsboro, OH 45133
*For questions, comments, or extra order items send an email to:
Get a FREE 1 year subscription (an $18 value) to Farming Magazine.  Simply fill out this form and return it to Cedarmore Farm with your purchase of an All Season Share from Cedarmore Farm CSA.
Address  _________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip code _________________________________________________________________
order expires February 20, 2014
Sign-up form and check must be mailed on or before
February 20, 2014 to be eligible for this FREE subscription

Last Week of CSA 2013

Today marks the last day of the CSA delivery for this season.  It went by so quickly!  Andy feels like when he looks back that it was a pretty good season.  Early in the season it was a little bit wet and then came the drought in September and August.  But all in all the weather we had in this part of the country was good for growing produce.  He feels like this season was the best on the farm so far.

And then there was the issue with not enough eggs.  Thye started out with over 250 chickens but because for predators, laying skills, and the cooler than normal weather, there haven't been enough eggs to go around to all those who ordered the Egg Share.  To compensate Andy and Lizzie sent canned goods in the boxes that had signed up for the Egg Share.  Guess I am just going to have to go out there and have a little talk with those chickens.  Hopefully they will do better next year.

Andy and Lizzie are already excepting sign-ups for the 2014 season.  Current members of the CSA will be receiving the paperwork in the mail in the coming weeks.  If you are new to the CSA and wish to gather information please email Rue at the email address for Cedarmore Farm on the right side of the blog.  Or you can send snail mail to Andy and Lizzie.  That address is on the right also.

We all thank you for your support and look forward to hearing from you for next year's CSA.  Please share you experiences and help grow the CSA.

Recipe Of The Week: Potato Bacon Omelet

Potato Bacon Omelet
8 slices of diced bacon
1 1/2 cups of peeled potatoes, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon of salt
3 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
12 eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoons of water
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 Tablespoons of oil
cheese (optional)
Fry bacon until browned, drain on a  paper towel.  Pour off about 2 Tablespoons of drippings.  Add potatoes and onions to drippings.  Cook until potatoes are tender and golden.  Stir in bacon and parsley.  Set aside.  Beat eggs, water, pepper, and salt.  Add potato mixture until well blended.  Heat oil in skillet and pour in egg and potato mixture.  Cook, lifting cooked egg portion around the edge to uncooked portion runs underneath.  Cook until mixture is set, (if desired, sprinkle with cheese) fold in half and slide onto a serving platter. 

2014 CSA Information and Sign Up

Cedarmore Farm
Fresh Produce Club
Eat Better!!!  Join Our CSA Produce Club!!! 
  • Get fresh picked, locally grown vegetables each week, all season long
  • Feed you family healthy, seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • All our produce is grown locally in Highland County, Hillsboro, OH
  • We farm using only organic methods.  No chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
Spring:  beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, radishes, salad greens, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, and zucchini
Summer:  blackberries, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, garlic, green beans, onions, peppers, potatoes, red beets, sweet corn, and tomatoes
Fall:  broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, onions, radishes, carrots, squash (sweet dumpling, acorn, butternut), garlic, potatoes, red beets, kale, Chinese cabbage, sweet potatoes
For 2014 Options with the CSA Shares
  • free delivery is included to many Greater Cincinnati pick up locations
  • your share will be in a produce box labeled with your name at the pickup location of your choice
  • two 'Fresh Egg Shares' choices are available for you to receive pasture range eggs
  • 'Weekly Canned Good Share" gets a surprise jar added to each produce box!
  • 'Weekly Baked Good Share' delivers a fresh baked surprise with each box!
  • We continue to offer the option to send a full or 50% payment when you sign up, with the balance due by July 1
  • We will also take orders throughout the season for extra items such as maple syrup, fresh baked pies, cinnamon rolls. breads, cookies, bars, and home canned goods.  Grass fed chicken will be available in season too. 
  • All extra ordered items will be delivered with your weekly produce box.
Baked Goods (Place order three days in advance of your CSA pickup day)
breads: $3/loaf...zucchini, banana, and wheat bread
rolls: $5/tray...cinnamon
pies:  $6/each...cherry, blueberry, blackberry, rebury, pecan nut, and apple
cookies: $4/, chocolate chip, pumpkin, chocolate no-bake, buttermilk, raisin oatmeal
bars:  $4/tray...3 layer snack, peanut butter, pumpkin with frosting and nuts, chocolate chip pumpkin, granola bars
Canned Fruit
red raspberry jam...$4.50 per pint or $2.75 per 1/2 pint
strawberry or blackberry jam...$4.00 per pint or $2.50 per 1/2 pint
pear or peach butter...$4.00 per pint or $2.50 per1/2 pint
Canned Vegetables  pint jars are $3.50 each
pickled beets, pickled sweet peppers, mustard pickles, dill pickles, bread & butter pickles, salsa
sweet pepper butter, hot pepper butter, ketchup, tomato juice, tomato chunks, pizza sauce
Maple Syrup (from our own trees on the farm)
one gallon...$45.00
half gallon...$25.00
one quart...$14.00
one pint...$8.00
half pint...$5.00
Pasture Range Eggs   $3.50 per dozen
Homemade Bar Soap (made by Lizzie's mom)  $3.00 per bar
unscented, spearmint, lily of the valley, cucumber melon, rose, lavender, lemon grass, and love spell
CSA Members send inquires and orders to
*Availability is not guaranteed and prices are subject to change