Watch us Grow….. Blooming, Beetles, and Blueberries!


It’s exciting to see our cantaloupe, acorn squash, tomatoes, broccoli and, butternut squash all starting to set fruit. One pepper plant on the side of the garden with the tomatoes has peppers but the main group on the other side seems to be having some trouble. This is possibly due to a nutrient imbalance in the soil. To correct it, it might be as simple as adding some fertilizer or a little more patience. The beetles are still giving us trouble. They mostly have a taste for our poor zinnias, however, they are looking better and flowering in shades of pink, white, red and yellow. We have had Bag-A-Bugs hung on the trees nearby but also today our volunteers JoJo and Lucy helped pick beetles off our flowers and into a detergent and water mix. Later in the morning volunteers and 20 students of Mooseheart learned how to make Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes from Co-Founder Mary Fremgen. The students eagerly jumped in to help and whipped up more pancakes than we knew what to do with! They were so delicious you wouldn’t guess they healthy for you. The buckwheat flour kept the pancakes gluten free and blueberries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. These blueberries were picked by the Mooseheart students on a farm in Indiana owned by an employee of Mooseheart. All together they picked 700 pounds for various uses. The left-over blueberries we had were gone in the blink of an eye. Another great demonstration of farm to table!

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