I will never have someone to help me down here on the farm that worked as hard or was as much fun to work with as you were. We rocked almost an acre of produce with just the two of us and a few hoes… A single plowing from a tractor, a couple of [...]
Things to remember for next years Spring and Summer planting. The Golden rule: thin more, seed less.
I need a better Tomato trellis system, the post and cord method was fine but not great, I will try to make some cages, which is my favorite method but costly, I will also try a post and fence [...]
Today I finished planting the first of three rows in what we are calling the Pond Field which is about a quarter of an acre.
Near the South end of this field I created another bed of 6 rows in which I planted English Peas, Radishes, Spinach, Kale, Arugula and Romaine. This is a partly shady [...]
Today I planted Yellow Chard, Chioga Beets, Collards and two types of lettuces. These were planted in beds that I tilled up a week ago in the area that the pigs spent their winter. The beds were 2 feet wide and 25 feet long in the Spin farming model. I did not use any special [...]
This morning one of our Chickens was covered in mud, soaking wet and falling over as If drunk. I took her inside, washed her off and dried her as best I could. When I set her back in the run she still looked drunk and dazed and continued to fall over. I did several Google [...]
Perhaps it was in High School, I wasn’t paying attention then and can’t recall, but certainly in college I remember hearing that there was a French phrase for orgasms that meant ‘Little Deaths” and thinking how interesting and poetic a metaphor it was. In that sense, we have been having a lot of orgasms down [...]
The title of this series, “Hallelujah Bye and Bye” is from the song, “I’ll Fly Away” which is one of my favorite songs and is a song about parting from this world. This Farm update in 5 parts was written in the wee hours the night I heard that our beloved dog Watson had been [...]
The Chickens have had the least development of the lot. They continue to grow nicely and seem quite happy and healthy. We expect eggs within a months time and are excited to begin providing them to the restaurant. The chickens are in a poly covered hoop house that is located within the fenced paddock area [...]