Monday, February 27, 2012


I think we are all in anticipation of this coming years produce and yummy greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers grown here in our area!

As I look out the window all I see is BROWN and more BROWN.  Here at the farm we've had hardly any moisture and hope that March will turn that around.  The garlic is tucked in the ground waiting and Ricky spent hours online ordering all the seeds to start soon.

We will keep you posted as we approach planting and growth.  We look forward to seeing you all in July at Market and of course we'll be selling to Big Hollow and Sweet Melissa's. 

Tonight's menu:


saute sweet potato, leek, garlic, parsnips, gold beets and carrots (chopped) in a bit of olive oil with about 1-2 T. of curry powder

add 4 cups vegetable broth

simmer until veggies soft

add 2 cups chopped fresh kale and allow to wilt

season with salt and pepper


Friday, September 23, 2011

Follow us on Facebook

Happy Farmers Market Friday everyone!
I've just uploaded a bunch of new photos to our facebook page from the farm. The facebook page can be found here:!/profile.php?id=100002581866176

We've got freshly picked spinach, kale, lots of heirloom tomatoes, carrots and much more~

See you at the market!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Spring 2011

Well spring is springing at the farm once again!  Ricky and I met my mom, Sheila, and my sister Sony down at the farm and had a St. Patrick's picnic with our landlord Tom.  It was a sunny, warm day and we became very excited about making plans for this coming farm year.  Ricky is figuring out our rotation of crops and what varieties we were going to plant.   Some new additions this year like Collards and Parsnips to name a few ( my two favorite veggies).   We began clean up of the flower beds around the house and were excited to see the tops of tulips and garlic shoots out in the farm.

 Danielle is moving to the farm in April 2011 to go to massage school at Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in Denver until May 2012, so there are some big changes happening.  We are fixing up the farmhouse to make it comfortable for the year for Danielle, Gabby (15 year old red dog), Mesa (12 year old Border Collie) and Hobbes (2 year old cat rescue).  We have baby egg laying chicks on order that we pick up March 25th and a French Angora bunny and an English Angora bunny on order.  It's very exciting.

We plan on bringing you all the same fresh, delicious veggies we did last year delivered to Sweet Melessa's, Big Hollow Food Co-op, and the farmers market every Friday starting first weekend in July.  We are still too small to do CSA and provide the truly important places mentioned above.  So please come support community agriculture by visiting us and other local farmers at the market, purchasing veggies at the co-op or enjoying our greens and things at the best dining in town at Sweet Melissa's. 

We are still offering Micro Greens at the co-op and Melissa's and plan on offering them through the summer.  Thank you for your continued support, have a  happy spring and we'll see you this summer! 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wonderful Winter, Happy Holidays and Blessed New Year!

All of us at Sheila Bird Farms wishes you and yours a beautiful winter and holiday season! 

"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door."  Irish Blessing

Try this recipe and you will wish you had made a double batch!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free and Vegan)
25 cookies

2 3/4 cups brown rice flour
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tbl. garbanzo bean flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup canola oil
3/4 cup organic whole cane sugar (or equivalant of alternate sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup rice milk
whole bag dairy-free dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
3/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2.  Combine the brown rice flour, garbanzo bean flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  In a small bowl combine the canola oil, organic sugar, and vanilla until well mixed.  Add the flour mixture and rice milk alternately, a little at a time, stirring until smooth.  Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and fruit.

3.  Make small balls of dough and place onto greased or parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Bake until golden and slightely firm to the touch...about 17 min. 


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bigtober Fest at Big Hollow


To the 3rd Annual Big Hollow Food Co-op’s

Bigtober Fest

Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd

Two full days of fun!

Free food & product samples

In store specials
Bring the whole family!

Friday, Oct. 1st
Farmer’s Market 3-7pm

Last market of the season! Come stock up on fall produce!

Live music!

Let us show our appreciation for all our wonderful dedicated members who make our co-op such a success.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, October 1st Market at Big Hollow Food Co-op

We will be on First Street, Friday October 1st, in front of the Big Hollow Food Co-op for their market.  We hope to see you there.  Weather forecast is 70's everyday so we will have plenty of stuff at discounted prices. Ricky was selling "organic" pumpkins and squash at 50 cents a lb. today at market.  Unheard of prices for chemical free veggies.  Please come down and support your local growers and co-op.  We are lucky to have Big Hollow Co-op, it's becoming a one shop stop for us who are locally, organically conscious consumers.  Thank you Marla, Billie and staff for all your hard work!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hedgehog Fibers!

The farm is slowing down and this week is the last market in downtown Laramie!  We hope to see you there!  On October 1st, Friday from 3-7 there will be a market in front of Big Hollow Food Co-op on 1st Street.  So be sure to come on down and help all the farmers sell their last harvest!  We believe we will be there; but we have to see how much we have still growing.  The farm is wearing out and ready for fall slumber itself.

As many of you may not know I am a fiber spinner and knitter, and I found the most wonderful yarn from Hedgehog Fibers.   Beata Jezekova, I believe from Scandinavia, is the artist.  Beata has the most gorgeous hand painted fiber for spinning and yarn.   I just purchased 3 skeins of single ply worsted weight yarn in the most beautiful color pattern called Birch.  Many of you do know I am a fiber/yarn snob and this is top quality stuff!  Our computer is full so I couldn't take a photo to show you but here is her website:  You can purchase her fiber and yarns on Etsy!  She was wonderful to work with and I received my yarn in a very timely matter.  Please check out her beautiful creations! 

I found out about Beata from Stephen West's blog who is a young designer/knitter from Chicago. He designs unique shawls, hats and cowls ( a.k.a neck gators to us Wyomingites) and he has a book coming out this fall.  I've made two of his shawls and they are fun, easy and gorgeous.  Lori Kirk from Cowgirl Yarn in Laramie is hoping to carry his book when it comes out.   Here is his link:

When I get my computer up and running I will take pics of my shawls and the Hedgehog yarn knitted up.  Check out the baby blanket Beata knitted up from fiber she handpainted on her blog...amazing. 

Happy, Fall, Happy Veggie Eating and Happy Knitting!  Here in WY where the leaves are falling and winter is fast approaching knitting is a great way to hang with friends, drink tea and/or wine, catch up and knit!