A mid-winter flashback to one of my favorite farm photos—it's just so...hands-on. On the tiny farm, many of the things we otherwise consider inconvenient, like rain and MUD, are actually just fine. Sunny days are NICER, but there's plenty of room for wet as well. Originally … [Read more...] about Play in mud!
Finally, today seemed like the right time to start the main wave of seedlings! Lynn dropped by to look around, stir up some seed starting mix, and add to the dirty hands collection. This particular dirt isn't all that dirt-y, it's actually only peat moss, from the half-and-half … [Read more...] about Starting more seed!
Have I mentioned that it's been RAINING a lot all summer, like, a few times a day? We've taken to planning the Friday harvest to fit the slots between downpours, using...weather radar on the web! It works pretty well, checking the national and local maps, you can see … [Read more...] about Harvesting around the rain
A random collection of hands gotten dirty in the field. Here, Rachelle and Melissa, after transplanting tomatoes (you can see some of Melissa's fibreglass-reinforced nails, which held up to the job!)... … [Read more...] about Dirty Hands 1
After quite a bit of talking about it, and last year's false start, a Home Garden is suddenly in place in one corner of the field. The idea is to have a small demonstration veggie plot, to encourage people to grow at least some of their own stuff in whatever space they have. Why? … [Read more...] about Ah, the Home Garden…