April is an Impossible Remembering.
Winter left us with only imagination, photos of gardens long gone,
 We can’t believe it was so green, so lush, so tall,
where a mat of dried brown now lies dead…
Yet here it is,
Life again, defying our imaginations in displays so incredible we almost can’t believe them either…
Brave stems of bulbs sliding surely upward, blooming bright wax freckles on a deceased landscape, wafting hyacinth perfume, luscious—we instinctively change course
like dogs on a scent to stalk the source,
Squawking packs of squabbling birds wake, and the trees!
Oh, the trees…
Wide roots with modest trunks who’ll bear the weight of summer’s sweet bounty…
April comes and the Miracle Earth summons forth impossibly delicate flower petals from rough, bare branches slept the winter through,
A raw, erotic vulnerability,
feminine, garish, tearing, fragile on harsh wood not yet softened by leaves,
fingers of sex organs popping,
splayed out for the bees’ taking,
Pure, fragile sex scraping hard twigs,
fleeting, turned to mush by frost.


jackson and swag 187 editYippee!! After years of dreaming and scheming and “meaning to” get to it, we’ve finally created an online store for folks near and far to purchase, seeds, CSA shares, and several of the other wacky novelties you’ve come to expect from Earthly Delights…Magic Garlic coloring books, Old Horny Toad’s Miracle Goathead Tincture, and more, all available in a nifty and convenient locale right here on our own scrap of the world wide interweb…I’m sure you’ve got somebody special you could think of slipping a lil goathead tincture to…hubba hubba…lots more coming soon, so jackson and swag 193 editcheck back often, and get your seeds just in the nick of time to plant your spring gardens!!!seed-packets-2013

Common Wealth Seed Library is open!

CaseyThe Common Wealth Seed Library is up and running at last!!! This project, a joint effort by Casey at Earthly Delights Farm and Carrie Jones of Draggin’ Wing Farm here in Boise, helps to grow our common wealth–locally-adapted seeds!!!!–for our members. Members check out seeds through the library, grow the crops in their gardens, and return seed at the end of the year. For more information about this exciting project, check out www.commonwealthseedlibrary.com.

Seeds and 2013 Calendars are Done!

calendars-2013seed-packets-2013We’re thrilled to announce that we saved over 80 varieties of seeds this year, and are offering 65 of them for sale! Seeds are available at the North End Organic Nursery, Edwards Greenhouse, and a limited selection at the Boise Co-op. You will also be able to purchase seeds directly through our website by the end of the winter! Yippee!!!

The 2013 Calendar gives tips on seed saving this year, along with all the other great gardening how-to info! They’re available at Edwards Greenhouse, the North End Nursery, and Bricolage.

Thanks for supporting the farm this year!

Kristy Kuecken RETURNS!

03 - kristy kueckenThe internship has been a life-changing event for me, especially being lucky enough to do it twice! It has changed the way I think about and see the world. The skills I have gained, the knowledge of how to grow food and the friends I have made all have made me a different person. Thanks Casey!!!!!!!!!!!

Anton Filicetti

02 - anton filicettiAs with anything in life, it’s the journey that matters. The farm is a beautiful place because it is a canvas where you get to play with and learn from the most real teachers in the universe.. time, weather, and good company. The experiences are multifaceted. There are times where you feel on top of the world covered in horse crap, or with your fingers so cold you can’t feel them anymore. You get to experience the loss in death, and appreciate the aesthetics in color and flavor, smell and texture, the allbeit “taboo” subject of sex, which drives the creative engines of this living planet. My advice would be to eat a good breakfast, bring layers, good shoes, and don’t be afraid of the future, because as farmers, or earth lovers or whatever, your ride is about hope… you trust that the seeds you plant, physically and symbolically, have this crazy infinite potential in them.

Adriana White

01 - Adriana WhiteFor my funny, more detailed personal review visit : Internship Review

You are making a big commitment to yourself, the farm, the CSA members, the future of our local seed + food movement. In order to get the best results, know that your attendance + dedication is very important to this internship. It is a lot of fun but it is a lot of hard work + provokes many o’ thoughts + ideas. This internship was one of the most influential, life-changing, positive experience I’ve ever taken part in. Stick with it, put your work in + you will get a lot out of this amazing internship.