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July Farmer Notes

July Farmer Notes

Fledgling bluebirds, flycatchers, hummingbirds and yes, wrens! One morning about 3 weeks ago I stepped onto the “coffee” porch for the early hour and suddenly, all was quiet. After a month or more of ‘wreny’ chatter, it had ceased. That fast.  Soon I spied a few chicks taking short flights, and they were gone from… Continued

July 2018 News and Announcments

July 2018 News and Announcments

Here is a shout out to our summer intern Axel Otteson from Seattle Washington, 17 years old.  Axel worked with Bluebird for two weeks doing everything from labeling bags, mowing fields to firing up the combine in preparation of harvest. Our neighbors, Jill and Harold Sheely graciously offered to host Axel in their home which… Continued

June 2018 Farmer Notes

June 2018 Farmer Notes

The common house wren – easily confused with the winter wren: Tenacious, noisy, spider-man like the way it clings sideways to siding, posts, tree limbs…alas, does not just like houses. For two years now one particular mother has nested up above the exterior lights in our John Deere’s cab. To be exact, directly on top… Continued

Chef Cameron Slaugh of Restaurant Wahluke

Chef Cameron Slaugh of Restaurant Wahluke

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos by Ashley Loyer The “farm to table” movement has swept the country by storm in recent years, but for those brought up like Chef Cameron Slaugh (rhymes with “raw”), farm to table isn’t a movement–it is a way of life. Raised on a rural Utah subsistence… Continued

Strawberries & Bluebird Sourdough Biscuits

Strawberries & Bluebird Sourdough Biscuits

This is THE ultimate early summer dessert. Sourdough biscuits make the perfect foil for ripe strawberries from your garden or local farmers’ market. Ingredients Strawberry Mixture 1 Quart strawberries, sliced 2 Tablespoons fine sugar 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla Pinch of salt Sourdough Biscuits 2 ¾ Cups Einkorn Flour or Pasayten Hard White Flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1… Continued

May 2018 Farmer Notes

May 2018 Farmer Notes

  Most all of the Methow’s spring birds have returned, so far as I know. It isn’t hard to know when the house wrens return! This year they arrived the first of May, and have been the voice I wake to most every morning now. Truth to tell, there are far worse things to wake… Continued

May 2018 News and Announcements

May 2018 News and Announcements

May is always a busy month for us at Bluebird, but we have been loving the beautiful wildflowers and steady soil moisture in our fields. Our thoughts go out to those who have been adversely affected by the recent flooding in eastern Okanogan County. Thank you to all who work hard to keep our communities… Continued

Warm Einkorn & Lentil Salad with Spring Herbs and Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Warm Einkorn & Lentil Salad with Spring Herbs and Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Created for Bluebird Grain Farms by Acacia Zambrana, MPH RD Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, and einkorn make this a simultaneously refreshing and hearty salad! Ingredients: 1 Cup Bluebird Grain Farms Einka & French Lentil blend ¾ Cup whole plain Greek yogurt ¼ Cup mayonnaise 1 Teaspoon fresh grated or finely chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon fresh… Continued

April 2018 Farmer Notes

April 2018 Farmer Notes

April – ever the month of change. On the coat-tails of the wettest spring in years last year, this April is proving to be even more so. Living in what is still classified as a semi-desert climate, as we are here in the Methow, abundant water is always exciting. This spring is proving to be… Continued

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