Week 13 in the box

In the interest of science, one of the baby hot peppers was tested by the farm “one who puts most everything into his mouth.” Be assured, spicy peppers are available this week, including one with a small bite out of it. It starts out quiet, calm, and a bit sweet. Then you can’t taste anything.… Continue reading Week 13 in the box

Week 12

Another week of the CSA comes upon you – the 12th Week. That sounds like it should be important, but in the CSA case it really isn’t too big a deal. The side job of making hay took time this week – there are now about 750 bales of hay in the barn, and another… Continue reading Week 12

Week 11

August is a funny month here at the farm – it starts off with lots of long days, and at the end the door of summer is getting slammed shut. The traditional August crops are running late because of all the lame excuses you have heard all year, but right now they are making a… Continue reading Week 11

Week 10

Officially halfway this week – that is, halfway through the calendar for the main season. The main event on the farm this week was the whole cycle with the baby calf – born, unable to be fed by mom, taught to drink from a bottle, and sold. For some reason this is a disruptive experience.… Continue reading Week 10

Week 9

Pretty hot today (7/26) and going to stay that way for a while. The early potatoes are fed up with this, so they are being pulled and cleared from their bed in preparation for The Next Thing – likely a cool season brassica or lettuce. That is a bit of a tricky bed, really sandy… Continue reading Week 9

Week 8 in the box

Hope you are having a great summer – the farm is hopping right now – and the weather is getting some good in for a change! And here it is week 8… Not exactly veggies, but hay, what can you say. There are almost 40 acres of hayfield and grazing paddocks on the farm –… Continue reading Week 8 in the box

In the box week 7

Here we are in week 7 – amazing how quickly the season rolls past! You have heard for the whole season the complaint about the weather – cold, wet, windy… yada yada yada. This seems to now be behind us, and so the garden is in a major rush to grow before, well, Fall. The… Continue reading In the box week 7

Week 5

Another week opens up before us… frantic process getting things in the ground. The peppers, eggplant, summer squash and more brassicas, continuing to replant lettuce as it goes. The side job is trying to beat the overgrown grass and weeds into submission. If you look closely at the following picture you can sorta-kinda see what… Continue reading Week 5

Week 4 of Main Season

First day of “summer” and winter left yesterday… Spring? What Spring… Here we go. Frantically throwing plants into the ground now that the temps are up and looking good. This Spring totally flummoxed the garden – what was out didn’t thrive, and what was in just barely met the needs. In theory, this is all… Continue reading Week 4 of Main Season

Week 3 Has Come Upon Us

Goodness – how time flies! The main update which is really good news is that after that nasty 3″ rainstorm late last week it has been dry enough to actually work in the outside garden. Hilled up the early potatoes – accidentally exposed a pretty nice baby red – still a bit too small to… Continue reading Week 3 Has Come Upon Us