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This is a Horseradish Plant.  I use horseradish in a lot of Supper's On foods, dressings and juices.  You can eat the leaves but there is a kick tied to it!  You harvest the roots in the fall.  However I find if you dig a little bit and cut off a portion of the root that the plant can continue to grow and continue to keep producing roots.  Also It's a great way to keep weeds at bay. Both the root and leaves of horseradish contain potassium, magnesium, vitamin c and calcium. Horseradish leaves were used by early physicians and healers to treat a variety of ailments such as asthma, toothaches, arthritis, colds and coughs Additional health benefits of horseradish: Horseradish is...

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Backyard Honey

Backyard Honey.   This is a great picture of Wes and I harvesting honey.  As you can see we do it the old fashion way.  A bucket, A rubber Band and Cheese Cloth.  I'm holding a frame of honey (it was really heavy and I had a hard time holding it and trying to take the pic ha!!) the frame is what I pulled out of the Super.  I scrape off all of the honey place the frame back into the super and let the bee clean it up and use it again.  They do a much better job than I ever would of cleaning the frame so I don't even try. We strain the honey from the wax and...

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Strawberry Days at Eatwell Farm

I love this time of year.  When strawberries come into season Eatwell Farms opens their farm to the public and you can and pick and eat all you  want.  Also for a small fee you can pick, purchase and take home!  Thoughts of everything strawberry...jelly, deserts, ice cream smoothies lemonade dance in my head! You can enjoy this experience as well!  Date:  May 24thTime:  Arrive at 11:00 amWhere:  Eatwell Farms – Strawberry DaysAddress:  5835 Sievers Rd, Dixon, CA 95620 Eatwell Farm is an organic and seasonal working farm (CSA) that allows you to pick and eat as many strawberries as you can while you are on the farm in the month of May.  They also allow you to pick and take home strawberries $1.50 per lb.  Sometimes...

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