Conall's winter job this year is cutting firewood on Canada's east coast (Nova Scotia), in partnership with his trusty workhorse, Dixie. It sounds pretty intense. He started tiny farming from scratch two seasons ago, our first full-season full-timer, way back in '07. Last year, … [Read more...] about One-horse farming
Archives for March 2009
Ahhh, yes, THIS is what warm weather feels like! For the first time this year, the temperature topped 60°F (15°C), with a hazy sun and a gentle breeze. We've had some melt-off days already, but this one tastes like spring! Usually, there's a day like this sometime in February, so … [Read more...] about The great WARM outdoors!
I ended up putting the sprouted fava beans in a pan of water, instead of discarding them after the mini-germination test, and put the pan on a south-facing windowsill. A few days ago, a little natural selection happened: the pan got knocked to the floor, and the kinda brittle … [Read more...] about Lead bean, Part 2
Today I marked the official farming wall calendar with the weekly weeks-to-transplant countdown: 11, 10, 9,... I do this every year, and usually a lot earlier than this! Because so much is kinda, well, UNKNOWN this growing season as far as overall production conditions on the … [Read more...] about Last-frost countdown begins!