We’re making plans for the produce stand on Union Grove Road – we hope to open for business again shortly after the Spring Equinox (March 20).
You know, everything in the stand for sale is grown, made, or harvested right here within a 20-mile radius. That includes the honey, goats’ milk soap, the crafts, and of course all the fruit and vegetables. The Little Free Library books were donated/exchanged by the Obion County Public Library and our book-loving neighbors.
So if you’re “into local,” watch for our signs! Come and browse, choose, meet the farm cats, swap a book and take home just-picked seasonal produce for your table.
See you soon! Diego
The flu struck all the ranch hands last week. Mi primo, Luego, was visiting, so he helped out – luckily, he didn’t get sick. Must be the mustache.
Spring really can’t get here too soon. Mr. Tim’s ordering tomato seeds, and I can’t wait for the weather to clear and I can be wrangling chile again.
Su amigo, Diego
Did you know?
1. Capsicum, the generic name for all chiles, is derived from the Greek word kapos, which means “to bite.”
2. Chile peppers are acually fruits, not vegetables.
3. They belong to the nightshade plant family, which includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and tobacco.
4. Chile peppers originated in the New World. Their seeds have been found in sites more than 9000 years old in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico.
5. Chile is the most widely-used spice in the world.
Quiz next week!
(Not really, amigos.) But you can surprise people with some of these facts.
Hasta luego – Diego
There’s a dicho (folk saying): Sin raices no tenemos paises. (Without cultural roots, we have no central place.)
Don’t know what you’re doing today, but I’m calling mi madre. Or an old friend.
Hasta luego! Diego