Most of my last four years as a veggie grower have been spent on the farm, like, practically every day (this seems perfectly natural to me, although some wonder how I handle it—they just don't know how absorbing it is and how much there is to do in and around a big garden!!). … [Read more...] about Tiny farming down the road
Archives for August 2007
From flowers on my my mind back in the planning days of April, the results have been no better than middling. Germination was fine for all the many varieties, and we've had a sprinkling of gypsophilia, calendula, zinnias, cosmos and more over the last month, with a strong showing … [Read more...] about Sunflowers, cut flowers…
Promptly the day after the first rain in a while, OATS is surging up. Actually, strips of oats in one section planted a few days ago are appearing, the rest to hopefully follow just as vigorously. Oats anywhere but in a breakfast cereal bowl is a first for me. As a fall green … [Read more...] about Oats
Gloomy, overcast, a typical rainy day...and it actually rained! A couple of heavy downpours and a few gentler extended falls added up to a satisfying full inch (25mm) over a few hours. This is great timing for the second planting of summer squash, which is just starting to … [Read more...] about At last, rain!
On her last day of a week that flew by, Mami, WWOOFing from Japan, works to rejuvenate a bed of Swiss chard battered by the drought. Despite a fairly formidable language barrier, there was much conversation and laughter about life, times, Hollywood movies, smoking laser printers, … [Read more...] about Japan to the field!