As pure, abstract small farming pleasure, for me so far, catalog season can't be beat. This year's catalogs started arriving two or three weeks ago. The first from one of my main seed suppliers has been here only a couple of days, and I've started flipping pages and poring over … [Read more...] about Catalog season
Archives for December 2007
Finally got the tiny tractors in out of the weather. The diesel Kubota took hours and some warming and recharging to get started (I should've put 'em in sooner, but I wasn't believing in the COLD). You can just make out the John Deere riding mower, parked sideways and in for the … [Read more...] about The Drive Shed
Finally finished a bit of hot pepper harvest, now there's a convenient pile of dried heat! A few weeks ago, wondering whether to cover for frost, I decided to also pull up some hot pepper plants, roots and all, instead. An experiment! We loaded about 20 of the Cayenne Long Slim … [Read more...] about Heat!
Here's the Extended Milkhouse, looking pretty much as it did in mid-February last winter, a couple of months ahead of schedule. This time last year, it was still a dreary shell; we didn't finish up until January. It serves as a seedling room in spring, for overnight harvest … [Read more...] about Farming from inside…