March 16th: “Lilly Pulitzer” themed sauerkraut

For me, gardening often inspires me to try new ways to prepare and store the excess of nature. Right now, if you stayed on schedule and listened to Dan Gill and the LSU Ag Center, you likely have cabbage, broccoli, kale and their cruciferous cousins in your garden. And one of my favorite things toContinue reading “March 16th: “Lilly Pulitzer” themed sauerkraut”

March 11: Organic weed control

“Control” is a strong word when talking about a weed in the sub-tropic Gulf South. Is there really any such thing as controlling the weeds, especially if you’re all organic? I mean, really? It’s more of a constant battle with a moving line of scrimmage. Between the part-time help and elbow grease of the WWOOFers,Continue reading “March 11: Organic weed control”

Open , but by “appointment”

The blueberry season was a bit short, likely due to the heat but we still have lots of local honey and plenty of fresh eggs. Someone is usually at the farm but before you make the drive, check in just in case we’re not manned. You can call or text 985-422-0880 to make arrangements forContinue reading “Open , but by “appointment””

We’re open…

…in spite of the heat, rain, deer flies, & state “bird” we’re open every Tuesday & Saturday, or by appointment, until the blueberry harvest is done. Right now the bushes are LOADED! We also have eggs, and honey–raw, local, pure–pulled from the hives this week. See you on the farm!

Open 4 Biz!

Big Branch Apiary will finally open for picking this Saturday, June 4th, 2022. Today we picked blueberries in real quantities. It took three of us an hour to pick two gallons. Advertised hours have changed: we’ll open 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays & Tuesdays. It’s highly recommended you call or text us at 985-422-0880Continue reading “Open 4 Biz!”

Another Typical Spring week on the Farm

Ever notice how Nature never procrastinates? Other than a siesta during the heat of August, and a short breather in winter, Nature is in an explosive sprint to eat or be eaten, to reproduce or die out, and to otherwise keep farmers and gardeners scrambling to keep up. It’s the last week in May atContinue reading “Another Typical Spring week on the Farm”