Nights are getting chilly, and a few days ago, in the evenings, we started lighting the wood stove at Kendall's house in town. It takes some skills. Paying attention to the mechanics of heating was never part of the mix in my few years of winter farm living. It was either central … [Read more...] about Wood heat
It's slow and steady with the new seedling room. I've only managed to commute to the new farm for one or two days a week this month. It's a little frustrating, watching the time go by, but I guess it's good for building up energy for all the stuff to come in the next three … [Read more...] about New seedling room: getting there!
A fairly productive Saturday of building out the new seedling room in the freezing cold (-15°C/5°F), with Michael and Bob (he dropped by to help for the day). By sundown, we had about half of the framing done, slow going with the cold, and the joists in the ceiling to work … [Read more...] about More cold-weather construction
Things can change suddenly on the tiny farm. I picked today to move the majority of seedlings to the greenhouse. Although this was MUCH later than hoped for earlier this year, it's all about the (recently COLD) weather, and I didn't want to spend much on heat. But you can't wait … [Read more...] about Seedlings away!
With the cold snap about to break, the final potting up is fully underway, a few days later than last year, but no worries. Even with the new, fourth grow rack, things are tight, with four trays to a shelf instead of the ideal two—better to give 'em all an equal ration of light … [Read more...] about Seedlings stack up