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
Working just ahead of more rain, Conall (fighting a cold that's knocking people out around here—farmers can't get sick!) and I raked the mini-windrows of grass and alfalfa into little mounds, piled it on the trailer, and dumped it in the greenhouse to finish drying. In the week … [Read more...] about Making mulch, part 2
A steady harvest through a warm, hazy afternoon wound up quite early, with just about everything sorted, rinsed and bunched or bagged by around 8:30 pm. Smooth! The end-of-season crew has settled down to Jo, Lynn, Conall and me. Here, Jo and Lynn are harvesting a sparsely … [Read more...] about Autumn harvest action!
A rather warm (28°C) and sunny Sunday, feels more like late spring than the early days of autumn. The field is looking oddly full, thanks to the sections of oats, and quite orderly. Specks in the distance, Heike from Germany (the red dot), our third WWOOFer of the season, weeds … [Read more...] about A September view…
Most of my last four years as a veggie grower have been spent on the farm, like, practically every day (this seems perfectly natural to me, although some wonder how I handle it—they just don't know how absorbing it is and how much there is to do in and around a big garden!!). … [Read more...] about Tiny farming down the road