Three Roods Farm

Three Roods Farm

Farm updates

April Comes with a Flurry of Activity
April Comes with a Flurry of Activity
It’s spring at Three Roods Farm.  We’re eating lettuce and spinach out of our greenhouse. The microgreen trays are established: radish, peas, fenugreek and sunflower shoots are seen
Marching Forward into 2018 with Joy and Parsnips
Parsnips are a crop that can remain in the ground all winter. As soon as the frost comes out of the soil, parsnips can be harvested. Parsnips are a favorite in chicken soup. They can be cooked and
The Stillness of Winter
The Stillness of Winter
Although winter can be brutal, and this one is torturing us with days upon days in the single digits, the continuous cold is beneficial for the farm. Dormancy keeps the farm from being overrun with
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robin’s desk

Gandhi Day Peace Fest Report
Gandhi Day Peace Fest Report
The Peace Fest began in the barn with Don McAvinchey dressed as Mohandas Gandhi addressing the group.  While he was speaking, Dr Doom arrived and things became strange.  Soon, the Queen of Fury and
Gandhi’s Birthday Peace Fest
Gandhi’s Birthday Peace Fest
 SATURDAY.                     OCTOBER 7th.                            2-6 pm       Americans know Mohandas Gandhi as a peace activist who led his country to freedom with the use of
Death Cafe
Death Cafe
As a member of the Board of the Lapeer Land Conservancy, I wrote this article which appears in our Spring Newsletter.  The LLC would love to receive a donation of land specifically for the purpose of
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our interns

July flew by
July flew by
July 29th. The end of a full weekend.  All my daughters were here for their cousin’s wedding, and a very happy affair it was.  Intern Rivka Switala left this morning after a 4 month internship
The Formless Farm
The Formless Farm
Only two weeks here and time has already faded away. That seems to happen when you fall in love. Before arriving to 3RF, dates and times, schedules and weeks, tomorrow and yesterday, I was thinking
Intern Reunion
Intern Reunion
I love the people who come help us with our farm work. Most often young and excited to help, they renew my dedication to stewarding this land.  Here are some photos from the last 10 days. Many thanks
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Recipes

Rhubarb Cake
1 1/2 cups sugar (or 1 cup) 1/2 cup butter 1 egg 1 cup milk with 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 2 cups rhubarb Cream sugar and butter.  Add egg and beat
Rhubarb Dream Bars
Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour (we use ww) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon (og cane) sugar 1 cup (og cane) sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (we used ww) 4 cups finely chopped rhubarb 1 (8
Black Currant Jam
Ingredients 1 pt water 3 pounds sugar 2 pounds black currants Remove all stems from fruit. Rinse under water. Add sugar to 1 pt water and boil until it throws up big bubbles and is quite clear. Add
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