20 minutes into camp we found this!

Check out the cicada we found right in the process of molting!


Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Here’s the recipe we worked off of (we included white onion as well) from Epicurious:

This all-raw salsa can be thrown together in just ten minutes. And because it’s made with tomatillos rather than tomatoes, it’s less sweet and more refreshing than the more familiar red salsa. (We also think it’s more interesting for topping Mexican dishes such as huevos rancheros or for eating with tortilla chips.)


  • 1/2 pound small fresh tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh serrano chile with seeds, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons water

Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fresh-Tomatillo-Salsa-239984#ixzz2bPxhAx1u

YMCA field trip and Weeds

Yesterday we had two groups from the Kroehler Family YMCA out to the farm for a field trip. We took a tour of the farm, talked about organic gardening, and then practiced our weeding skills in the children’s farm.


We also learned that some weeds are edible. And they liked eating them. A LOT…