2019, January

Farm update – 1/13/2019

In addition to the bounty of farm-fresh veggies we grow, the farm also provides much of the meat we eat. Part of the annual cycle of the farm revolves around deer hunting season. Every October, we visit each stand to ready it for the coming season, adding camouflage fabric where necessary to conceal our later… Continue reading Farm update – 1/13/2019

2019, January

Farm update – 1/6/2019

Happy New Year! The beautiful sunshine most of yesterday and all day today made it so wonderful to be outside working. The wind and rain and gray skies of late 2018 were replaced by unseasonably warm weather and, yes, sun! We seized the opportunity to clean out the greenhouse in preparation for planting. We moved… Continue reading Farm update – 1/6/2019

2018, December

Farm update – 2018 year in review

The word cloud below comes from the accumulated writings of this year's blog posts. The larger the word, the more frequently it appeared throughout the year's posts. Among the top words this year: farm veggies planting weekend. Seems like a pretty accurate, concise statement of this year on the farm. We grew more than three… Continue reading Farm update – 2018 year in review

2018, December

Farm update – 12/16/2018

One of this season's new varieties of veggies is a rainbow mix dinosaur kale. It's supposed to be very cold hardy, so hopefully it will be with us all winter. Its mix of blue-green and purple leaves is quite pretty, and they'll be ready to harvest soon as baby kale. As the end of the… Continue reading Farm update – 12/16/2018

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