2018, December

Farm update – 12/9/2018

Yesterday morning we were out planting garlic when we heard a rattling call from overhead that could mean only one thing: sandhill crane. Oddly, it was one lone crane, its wide wings taking it on lazy loops through the low-slung gray clouds. Work ceased until the graceful bird was out of sight, its presence captivating.… Continue reading Farm update – 12/9/2018

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2018, December

Farm update – 12/2/2018

Today was one of those days that Mother Nature stops you and forces you to appreciate all the beauty around. After an overnight drenching of 3 inches of rain (locally up to 9 inches not too far away!), and continually updated thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches throughout the night, stepping outside this morning was like… Continue reading Farm update – 12/2/2018

2018, November

Farm update – 11/25/2018

Early this week we were able to dig the remaining sweet potatoes, so we have purple sweet potatoes and some traditional orange ones available, and just enough white sweet potatoes to grow slips (shoots that grow from a mature sweet potato) to plant next year. We also got the remaining row covers put out, so… Continue reading Farm update – 11/25/2018

2018, November

Farm update – 11/18/2018

Despite the unusual events of September's heat and October's hurricane, November's first freeze came exactly on time, and yet somehow managed to catch us off guard. This time last week, the forecast for the upcoming week showed temperatures no lower than low-40s. As the week went on, however, Friday morning's low kept creeping downward. By… Continue reading Farm update – 11/18/2018

2018, November

Farm update – 11/11/2018

Our weekend work continues to be mainly focused on hurricane cleanup, and farm work is definitely taking a bit of a back seat. Nevertheless, we harvested three new items this week: baby arugula, pea shoots, and Jerusalem artichokes. Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunchokes) are one of the more unique vegetables we grow. Also, in… Continue reading Farm update – 11/11/2018