Maybe, like many homebound Vermonters, you’re doing a lot more home cooking these days. Andrew shares this yummy recipe for Lemon Verbena Cake, in case you’re wondering what to do with your organic lemon verbena and lemon geranium leaves. Andrew’s family made this cake often, and here’s how they got the recipe. Andrew had designed a garden for his parents, a garden so gorgeous it was featured in Horticulture, Better Homes and Gardens and the New York Times. The writer included the recipe for this fantastic cake. We have both lemon verbena and lemon geranium plants – stop by, see them and smell them. Even better: make the cake and let Andrew know how it turns out!
Westminster is Flying the Flag This Summer
Our town of Westminster placed American flags all along the main street on Memorial Day weekend; they’ll fly until Labor Day. Our uncles, Roger and Ralph, and dad, Hocker Harlow– the second generation on Harlow Farm — all served in the Armed Forces during World War II and just after. We remember them and all the others who have served our country. Photo by Lori Larue.
The weather turned off just right for haying this week, so Brandon and the rest of the haying crew have been out making hay for the beef cattle, and straw for bedding and to mulch some of the vegetable fields. The asparagus bed, new last year, and just finishing up for this spring, got a good blanket of straw to keep down the weeds.
This year’s strawberries are just starting to ripen, so watch for them at the farmstead. They’re looking great!