Another beautiful and busy day in the field, with Lynn, Mel, Jordan, Tara and, for her first full day, Andie, all variously raking, tilling and building. And eating lunch (can't wait for proper farm food to kick in!). The most VISIBLE accomplishment today: we put up the frame of … [Read more...] about People at work: hoophouse goes up!
Archives for April 2009
Beautiful weather, around 60°F (15°C) in the full-on sun, with a crisp undercurrent of a breeze... What could be nicer for the first full day of fieldwork?! Lynn, Mel and Jordan came by at 8:30 am, and Tara joined in a little later on. We're still working on preparing the beds, … [Read more...] about Tiny machine action
Another rite of spring on this tiny farm: setting out the (jumbo) rain gauge. I did it today. This model, with its big numbers and fluorescent red float, can be "read at 50 feet"! Or something like that. It's...jumbo. I stake it in a convenient spot that I pass by several times a … [Read more...] about The rain watch begins (once again)
Looks like a whole lotta gear for swapping out one broken rototiller tine. Two bolts. BUT, this was a chance to try out the air tools with the new, tiny (8 gallon) compressor. So far, all it's done is inflate tires. The compressor is a smaller-scale replacement for the heavy … [Read more...] about Compressed air and rototiller repair
My first post title was "Pounding away," but that sounded too brutal when it comes to garden soil. Still, that's what we're doing, what has to be done to stay on a reasonable planting schedule. Rototilling chops up the turned-under strips of sod into smaller, more easily digested … [Read more...] about Rototilling results…