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

2017, December

Farm update – 12/17/2017

Somehow we have arrived at the last farm update for 2017! In keeping with tradition (all one year of it!) this final post of the year is meant to encapsulate the farm's activity over the last 365 days. This year's graphical summary is a word cloud constructed from the text of each blog post made… Continue reading Farm update – 12/17/2017

2017, December

Farm update – 12/10/2017

Though the calendar shows it 11 days away, I guess winter is officially here since we had our first below-freezing night of the season. I remembered from last fall/winter that although cauliflower plants are highly tolerant of cold weather, the actual cauliflower heads did not take kindly to freezing temperatures. I went to the weather… Continue reading Farm update – 12/10/2017

2017, December

Farm update – 12/3/2017

Well, if you've turned the last page on your calendar, you've seen that it's already December. How is that possible? Of course, good ol' Mother Nature is still keeping us a little confused about what season and month it is. We reached 81 degrees on the last day of November, which, admittedly, was lovely, but… Continue reading Farm update – 12/3/2017