Kohlrabi Salad

Ingredients Lettuce (Encore Mix) roughly chopped One Onion small (Red)  halved and sliced thin One medium sized Kohlrabi diced (bite sized) Half Cucumber diced (bite size) 1/4th cup Pumpkin Seeds (toasted) Dressing – Orange Juice 4tbs, Olive Oil 4tbs, Raw Honey 1tsp, Salt and Pepper, Jalapeño (optional, finely chopped, to your taste or the kick!). Mix all the…

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi belongs to the brassica family and it tastes like a cabbage but slightly sweeter; which can be eaten raw or cooked. The crunch and texture is just like an apple, which makes it an interesting addition to any salad. Its alternate name is Knol Khol (German Turnip). In Hindi, it is called Ganth Gobhi. Kohlrabi: Brassica oleracea…

Eastern Blue Bird

    Eastern Blue Birds (Sialia sails; family of Thrushes) are small in size (16-21cm), beautiful blue-feathered birds with a partial white and orange breast. They typically will lay 3-7 eggs at a time and eggs are blue in color too. They feed mainly on insects and this makes them valuable for the farm ecosystem. Eastern…

New Born Fawn

A newly born fawn found resting in the farm while the doe went out foraging for food. The fawn played out there still and did not even blink its eyes. Even a touch did not invoke a reaction. The fawn had spectacular white dots and beautiful soft hairs on the head. I felt blessed to see a…

Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern Box Turtle is a protected species and is generally found in deciduous forests, being a land reptile. Contrary to perception, it may drown when placed in deep water. It is elusive as it can easily hide below fallen logs, moist leaves and dirt. It is exciting to know, our farm has a box turtle too. Our…

What is common between bees and traditional Indian milkman?

When you talk about an Indian Milkman, water has to be said in the same sentence. He is the most sought after yet most notorious for selling diluted milk. In India he is the only one who magically sells more milk than produced every day. Before the white revolution in India, it was a common…

What is common between bees and a desert cooler?

Pic above: bees making a beeline for collecting water  Desert cooler works on the principle of water evaporation. It is also called a evaporative cooler. The temperature of air is lowered using the principle of evaporative cooling. This is the same principle the human body cools itself. Perspiration, sweat secreted by the body evaporates to cool the…

Why we do farming

Why not? John F Kennedy once said, to quote “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”. How true are the words. We talked all the time to save the planet and blamed all the evil to the chemical laced farm…

Sustainability and United States

Today, the world lives in the 21st century. This phrase in itself is very powerful and important. It stands for all that the human generation has learnt from the industrial revolution and the two world wars in the 20th century. The human race has survived the numerous wars and the holocaust, reached moon and beyond,…