Procrastination

I truly don’t know how this happens.  The plan is always to make jams and jellies all winter long to use up the fruit and juice from the summer before that we didn’t have time to use and stuck in the freezer.  And then somehow, it is the end of May and my freezer still looks like this:

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Part of the problem this year (I think) is that we had such a mild winter that we were never really stuck inside.  We sure got a lot done outside around the farm, but I didn’t get as much canning done as I needed to do.

So yesterday, I made a tiny dent in the juice we have frozen.

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The result?  Delicious elderberry jelly and apple/grape jelly.  Still have a ways to go, but at least I freed up a little room in the freezer.

Oh, and this year’s blackberries are already starting to ripen.  Another season begins!

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First Baby Goats of the Year

These adorable little girls and guy were born a few days ago … our first babies of the year!  Waiting for a few more mamas to kid and hoping it won’t be this weekend during the predicted ice storm.  But knowing livestock, it probably will.

Local Product Christmas Gift Baskets


I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet.  But, for the early Christmas shoppers, we are now offering Werner Creek Farm Christmas gift baskets!  Pictured above is the deluxe basket for $35 and includes:

2 pints of salsa – one medium and one mild heat

2 pound jar of honey

Two half-pints of jam or jelly.  Flavor options are:

Mixed berry jam

Tomato jam

Blackberry jam

Blackberry jelly

Elderberry jelly

Apple/grape jelly

Jalapeño jelly

Blackberry jalapeño jam

Honey also makes a great gift by itself!  New this fall are our 1/2 pound jars (on the right), which are perfect stocking stuffer size.


We also have smaller baskets available for $22.  They include:

One pint of salsa

One pound jar of honey

Two half pints jam or jelly

We will make individualized arrangements for pick-up or delivery in the Cowley County area.

Orders can be made by messaging us on Facebook, calling 222-5821, or commenting below.

Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas!

Tomato update

It’s been a little over a month since we planted those little tomato transplants in the high tunnel.  What a difference a month makes!

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It is been a very mild spring, with no significant temperature fluctuations, and no roly-polys this year.  Thank goodness.  Our high tunnel has been relatively stress free for the first time since its installation.  The plants are thriving, and putting on flowers – it’s awesome to see!

The watch is on for the first green tomato.

Asparagus season was shorter than we anticipated this year, thanks to two late freezes.   But never fear, veggie lovers!  Summer veggies will be here before you know it.

Minor Setback

Some might say spring had a minor setback this weekend. DSC_0285

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The goats venturing out to say hi.  And yes, that monster with his head over the fence is our used-to-be-tiny Jack Jack puppy.  Hi Jack Jack!

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The bees are all snug in their hives, waiting out this winter storm DSC_0275

While there were plenty of things we would have liked to have been working on this weekend, it was kind of nice to have a slow, snowy weekend. And boy was it a pretty snow!

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The grapvines, all pruned and ready for the season, still sleeping beneath a layer of snow.  Old Koda trudging through the snow.

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But look!  Tomato seedlings all warm and toasty inside the house. So, see?  Spring is on it’s way. Just a minor setback.