The sun was out today, and although it wasn't too warm (about 5°C/40°F), most of yesterday's snow melted off pretty quickly. On the remaining crops—brassicas, carrots, some herbs, and parsnips (above)—the brief overnight blanketing of snow did what several nights of sub-zero … [Read more...] about The snow-on-veggies effect…
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Just like that, SNOW, the first fall of the year, nearly three weeks ahead of last year! The view is from Milkhouse door, facing the gate to the garden field. A good, solid sprinkling lasting most of the day eventually left at least a couple of inches (5cm). Impressive coverage … [Read more...] about Ahhh, snow!
A bit of unusual activity in the field today, a mini-video interview! Raechelle and Lynn brought their friend David, who brought some video gear. The whole thing was casual, the video being mainly to record our impressions of tiny farming for a possible magazine article. Still, … [Read more...] about Farm video
Without much thought, I handed visiting Allie my camera and let her take pictures around the farm. After she'd disappeared from sight, I did start wondering if the camera—500 bucks to replace—was safe. But if this six-year-old can, just from watching, efficiently harvest sweet … [Read more...] about Allie’s photo gallery
The Friday harvest is shrinking. This is the second to last of the year, and the last for CSA members, and we're down to mainly root veggies. Some of the last cabbage planting has firmed up, and we're picking them as "baby," about 1-2 lbs (450-900g) each (multiplanted, the yield … [Read more...] about The incredible shrinking harvest!