Barely a week after the arrival of the laying hens, egg production is in full swing, with about 20-21 eggs a day from 25 birds. From the start, all of the hens took to laying in one particular nest, I only occasionally find the stray egg elsewhere. They're averaging about medium … [Read more...] about Eggs everywhere!
Archives for June 2008
A solo weeding day for me. There's lots of mostly PIGWEED, shooting up faster than the crops, loving the rain and bursts of heat, with or without sunshine. So, a photo of WEEDS, or a random, up-close look at...oregano? I went for the oregano, which is doing great after thinning … [Read more...] about Or the oregano…
For the month of June, after Shannon, who'd been in the field just about every day in May, and while waiting for Lynn to start full-time for the rest of the season (July 1st!), I've been back working in solo mode, which has been, surprisingly to me, a little strange … [Read more...] about Tiny farming: it’s a garden party!?
Spent the early morning harvesting a few CSA shares for a Monday drop-off. This is the first week of shares, and they're still small, mainly greens... There are many tiny farming routines, things you'd probably never do in a bigger operation, that I find extremely relaxing and … [Read more...] about Tiny harvest!
Roasted a White Rock chicken last night, today, got a Spicy Cheese Loaf from Fran, the baker beside me at the farmers' market. (The market day went well, it was the first day of CSA shares: mesclun, spinach, radishes, garlic scapes, beet greens—it's still early.) The chicken and … [Read more...] about A simple (chicken!) sandwich