2019, August

Farm update – 8/11/2019

This year we have had a Pepper Problem. We've been producing a lot of peppers, so that's not exactly the problem. The real problem is that we planted 14 varieties of peppers, and we're only reliably harvesting from 5 of them. The 9 we're not harvesting from, purple and orange bell peppers, Anaheim, Marconi, gypsy… Continue reading Farm update – 8/11/2019

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2019, August

Farm update – 8/4/2019

Sometimes when we don't write out a to-do list, it gets written for us. Like when a pecan limb falls overnight and takes out our grape vine. This is the second limb that's fallen from this same pecan tree in this same location. The previous limb hit and broke the fencepost supporting the grapevine. This… Continue reading Farm update – 8/4/2019

2018, August

Farm update – 8/26/2018

I spent part of the weekend in Atlanta, and got to have dinner with friends at a farm-to-table restaurant. Their menu was fun to read, with one whole page dedicated to describing their farm partners. These partners ranged from South Carolina (rice) to Florida (strawberries) to Louisiana (seafood) and all throughout Georgia (including southwest Georgia!),… Continue reading Farm update – 8/26/2018

2018, August

Farm update – 8/19/2018

The rain yesterday and today allowed me to spend some quality time with a cookbook a friend recently loaned to me. As my friend knew it would be, it's a cookbook perfectly suited for how I live and eat. The cookbook, Six Seasons, was written by a chef-turned-farmer, Joshua McFadden, who learned through farming the… Continue reading Farm update – 8/19/2018

2018, August

Farm update – 8/12/2018

August has become special on the farm for one particular reason: it's typically when the chickens we raised from young chicks begin laying their first eggs. Depending on breed and exactly when we got the chicks in spring, there's some variability in when they will begin laying. But we know in early August that it's… Continue reading Farm update – 8/12/2018