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  • Rest in Peace Buddy | Green Gate Farms
    Though visitors were appalled we came to find comfort in the ritual Face Hump which was as predictable as roosters crowing and people staring What folks and Boonie failed to understand is that Buddy was really a big baby who could by turns be embarrassed and silly Like when we had him shaved to the skin to alleviate his hot spots The groomer had transformed his lionlike mane into an effette poodle leaving only fluffy ears and a pouf at the end of his tail He was mortified He raced into the house and hid for several days Or the time Skip bagged a deer and was looking forward to presenting this hard won roast to the family The meat was perfect glistening and cooling on the kitchen island Skip stepped out forgetting that Bud s mouth was table level When the meat went missing we looked everywhere In the garden in the driveway where he took his dirt bathes But no he had shoved it under Ethan s bed certain it would never be found He loved Ethan s bed That s where he hid his treasures purloined dinners rotting carcasses excavated from the compost pile gnawed crayons Thunderstorms and firecrackers sent him racing into Ethan s bedroom as he tried to shove himself under the twin bed When that didn t work he thought nothing of catapulting his dripping filthy self onto the mattress and under the sheets I loved our Bud dirt and all How I wish he were here to trek in more Instead he took an evening amble this week that ended badly We guess he must ve gone down to the river to cool off and a snake got him in the check He died in our arms gasping as venom swelled his head and shut his throat He deserved a better end but given his proclivity for mishap and unprovoked aggression perhaps not surprising Our sweet Bud is gone and he has left a giant size hole in our hearts About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms FlowerVeggie Bouquets for the Hula Hoop Bride No Mo Flowers 16 Responses to Rest in Peace Buddy Anitra Richardson November 3 2015 at 5 00 pm I am so sorry for your loss of your dog Buddy Thanks for sharing this beautiful and moving memorial What an amazing life he seems to have had and how blessed you were to have him Peace be with your sweet Buddy and your family Reply Azucena Garza November 3 2015 at 5 03 pm Oh my My eyes are welling I am so so sorry I will miss him when I go to the farm Hugs to you all Reply Yeni Woodall November 3 2015 at 5 05 pm oh what a wonderful lived life Reply Blake Shanley November 3 2015 at 5 36 pm Oh Erin I m so sorry Such a sweet story and a beautiful eulogy for your treasured friend Sending you

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  • Volunteers needed this week! | Green Gate Farms
    Return to Content Volunteers needed this week By Green Gate Farms on November 10 2010 in Events Hello volunteers This is an open call for volunteers at the farm this week in preparation for our Hoedown for Heifer Fundraiser on Saturday This week only we invite you to come out and volunteer any time We can use all the help we can get Tasks may include cleaning stringing lights cuddling baby goats etc PLEASE CALL FIRST to let us know you re coming 512 484 2746 Thanks in advance and we re looking forward to working with you About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms Thanksgiving Pies by Kestrel Fried Green Tomato Class Saturday 2 Responses to Volunteers needed this week Danielle September 28 2012 at 11 50 pm Hello My friend Danicka volunteers at your farm and she Told me about your work trade program I d love to volunteer if possible Im open Thursday mornings as well as any time on Monday or Tuesday Thanks Danielle Reply Meg October 1 2013 at 10 19 pm Hello A friend of mine also mentioned this farming opportunity to me and I am interested in coming by tomorrow morning to help out see you then Meg Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate Farms a certified organic farm was established by us Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in an

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  • Green Gate Farms | Green Gate Farms
    a theme And work with what we had Continue Reading 0 Post Flood Bouquets By Green Gate Farms on October 27 2015 in Farm News Flowers On this gorgeous sunny day I was filled with optimism as I trudged through the puddles standing reminders of more than 10 of rain this weekend I checked on the zinnias and sunflowers potted in the greenhouse Protected from the pounding rains they re looking good and will probably bloom in a week or two The Continue Reading 0 Rain By Green Gate Farms on October 20 2015 in CSA Essays Flowers The lack of rain now exceeds the lack we suffered during the 2011 drought Back then we held our breath as Bastrop flames raced toward our farm We could smell the fire and feel that loss was imminent And there was nothing we could do but wait Though more than half the trees on our Continue Reading 0 Sneezing and Escaping By Green Gate Farms on October 2 2015 in CSA Farm News Flowers I am counting the hours till I leave for the ASCFG conference in Madison WI Not only will I get to see the Arnofsky s present always a treat we will learn about their new peony farm in Minnesota Yes they farm in Blanco Texas and almost Canada Another expert I love to hear Continue Reading 0 Fall 2015 Season Begins By Green Gate Farms on September 22 2015 in CSA Farm News Flowers This week just one from October is expected to be near 100 degrees all week Frankly I ve had enough Enough of sweat rolling down my body enough of my brain feeling like lead My favorite cure for these heat blues has been long soaks in the curve of the Colorado River that hugs

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  • Green Gate Farms | Green Gate Farms
    unexpected benefit for our kids The power was still out at their school on Monday and everyone was sent home at 10 a m Three of their classmates returned with them so their mom could keep her business appointment in San Antonio That added up to five kids on the Continue Reading 0 Farmers Need Affordable Water By Green Gate Farms on September 16 2007 in Action Alert Wastewater which is more expensive than water has cost our farm almost 10 000 in fees for services we never used Only when we brought together CIty Hall Sustainable Food Policy Board and Austin Water Utility was this situation fixed not just for our farm but for all urban farms and community gardens Continue Reading 0 Vilsack NAIS By Green Gate Farms on September 16 2007 in Action Alert Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced today that USDA will develop a new flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States and undertake several other actions to further strengthen its disease prevention and response capabilities Continue Reading 0 Recipes By Green Gate Farms on September 16 2007 in Essays One of the best online resources to find recipes sorted by vegetable is via the Wheatsville Coop website http www coopfoodstore com recipes Below are other recipes we ve received from CSA members and other sources Borage Recipes http www herb co za herbal borage recipes htm Borage and Cucumbers 3 large cucumbers ½ pint sour cream 2 tablespoons rice vinegar ½ teaspoon celery seed 1 4 cup chopped Continue Reading 0 Previous 1 87 88 Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage

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  • Rain? | Green Gate Farms
    Flowers The lack of rain now exceeds the lack we suffered during the 2011 drought Back then we held our breath as Bastrop flames raced toward our farm We could smell the fire and feel that loss was imminent And there was nothing we could do but wait Though more than half the trees on our farm died of drought we were spared This past week I suffered a bout of PTSD as great smoke plumes once again blanketed our farms in Bastrop and in Austin Again we were fortunate Those who suffered most are east of our farm in Smithville Our hearts go out to them all If you are new to Austin or don t have a visceral reaction to smoke you might enjoy reading Randy Fritz s book Hail of Fire He recounts how his family lost everything in the 2011 fire including his beloved Lost Pines What a strange time we are living in To add a little perk to this week s bouquet we ve added beauty berries Yes you can eat the little purple balls you could even make jam But this week they are all about beauty Finding bits of pretty in a crispy landscape aching for reprieve About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms Sneezing and Escaping Post Flood Bouquets No comments yet Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate Farms

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  • Sneezing and Escaping | Green Gate Farms
    to hear from is Missouri s Mimo Davis She is a ball of fire and is always up to something interesting This conference is one of my favorites which is one reason I m happy to leave The other reason is sneezing This week my allergies about did me in What is it Tree pollen Mold Ragweed No idea what has caused this misery but rain is promised next week so perhaps we will all be released soon In the meantime I hope you enjoy this week s bouquet which includes some treats from our River Farm The stiff green leaves are loquat a tree every Austinite should plant because it s hard to kill and the fruit is yummy The white fringe is boneset a wildflower used extensively by native populations for fever relief And here s an interesting internet tidbit The name Boneset is derived from the great value of this remedy in the treatment of a species of influenza which from the pain attending it was commonly called Break Bone Fever What I ve noticed is that this is a thirsty plant so be sure to keep the water high and clean in the vase Other petals include yellow sunn hemp orange marigold purple pink celosias and varieties of zinnias Be sure to play with arrangement as we ve got several lengths going on I just love the way celosia bounces so you may be seeing more of that in the coming weeks Many thanks to our model here who also happens to be our Flower Photographer Kerstin Wiggins About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms Fall 2015 Season Begins Rain No comments yet Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website Make

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  • Fall 2015 Season Begins | Green Gate Farms
    expected to be near 100 degrees all week Frankly I ve had enough Enough of sweat rolling down my body enough of my brain feeling like lead My favorite cure for these heat blues has been long soaks in the curve of the Colorado River that hugs the western border of our River Farm About 25 miles east of our intown location we plan to harvest and plant more at this Bastrop location where we manage about 50 acres For the past six years Farmer Skip has worked like a demon adding fences and irrigation and hoop houses We re hoping this season we ll finally get some flower bulbs going there too Keep your fingers crossed To kick off the first share of the season you may find yellow sunn hemp i n your bouquet Farmer Skip has been growing this as a cover crop e g a crop planted to restore soil These hardy blooms are cheerful durable and dangle from 8 foot high stalks Best of all they sequester carbon so they re doing their part to mitigate the effects of climate disruption Farmer Skip with First Flower Shares Fall 2015 As you can see the first share is a collection of long stemmed color celoisas hemp ageratum zinnia sage and other goodies Enjoy About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms CSA Newsletter Week 18A Sneezing and Escaping No comments yet Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid

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  • CSA Newsletter Week 18A | Green Gate Farms
    week of fresh produce for the summer and please stick with is in the fall Hopefully the weather will be on our side and we can have a lot more to show for it Jason CSA INGREDIENT RECIPE SHARE We are winding down our summer season at Green Gate Farms so you are probably recognizing some of the same usual suspects in your CSA shares potatoes green onions okra shallots and peppers just to name a few Here we have this week s newest recipes to help you mix it up a little Roasted Potatoes with Green Onions Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup Sautéed Yellow Squash with Shallots Pan Seared Okra with Bell Peppers and Cilantro CALL FOR BOOKKEEPING INTERN Green Gate Farms is seeking an office intern with bookkeeping and Quickbooks experience In exchange for 4 hours a week of your skill and time we will provide 25 worth of vegetables plus other benefits Contact admin greengatefarms org or call 512 484 2746 for more information THE FALL CSA BEGINS SEPTEMBER 21ST RESERVE YOUR FALL YUMMIES JOIN THE FALL CSA TODAY At just 25 a week and 14 pick up spots and more forming all over town our CSA is affordable and convenient Contact members greengatefarms net LAST WEEK GREEN GATE FARM STAND ON SALE THIS WEEK Okra Potatoes Purple Viking Yukon Red Cucumbers Suyo Long Market Pickling Shallots Squash Plus more You ll find all of the veggies from our CSA share plus more including eggs meat and honey SNAP WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program thank you for organizing this Sustainable Food Center accepted as are all other forms of payment GREEN GATE FARM STAND 8310 Canoga Ave near E MLK and Decker Lane Tuesdays 3 6pm Fridays Saturdays 10 2pm Call 512 484 2746 to place advance orders Donation Request Do you have extra freezer space at your home or homestead Green Gate Farms is in need of your help as we will be receiving an influx of CSA meat and though it will soon be going to a new home we don t have the storage space at the moment to accommodate it all Please consider making a donation of space today Contact Green Gate Farms at 512 484 2746 FLOWER CSA SHARES STILL BLOOMIN Learn more about your flower share from this week s Flower Share Blog MEAT SPECIAL WHOLE HALF GUINEA HOG The meat from our rare breed Guinea Hogs has an unmatched flavor and is perfect for grilling Lucky for you we have a few whole meat shares available from smaller animals about 60 pounds Here s more info LOOKING FOR A HEALTHIER FAT TRY LARD Our Guinea Hogs produce the most amazing lard Our freezers are full so we can offer this healthy alternative less saturated fat than butter for just 2 LB To learn more Click Here FUN STUFF AROUND AUSTIN JULY Farmshare Austin s Second Annual Farm Raiser Friday July 31 Farmshare Austin will host its

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