My morning landscape is back to being a farmscape. Around 7 a.m., the cows drift over to this area of pasture, right across a trenched pond from me (behind that goldenrod hedge!), and then drift away out of sight in an hour or two. They've pretty well grazed that whole slope by … [Read more...] about The morning farmscape
The promising south-facing slope is there, plowed and waiting! After the last melt-off, we quickly went back to freezing temperatures day and night, and more wall-to-wall snow cover. A couple of days ago, a bit of chilly rain cleared things up quite a bit once again. Today, it's … [Read more...] about South slope waiting
Last month, this month, the seasons march on. It looks farily snowbound, but this could all melt off in a single unseasonably warm day. Like last winter. (Browse through last January if you've forgotten the completely odd DOUBLE melt-off we had back then...). There's never a dull … [Read more...] about Change of view
A third trip to the new farm, with more tiny farming conversation and checking things out. The weather: beautiful once again. The view in the pic: a perfectly south-facing slope (when you're thinking about growing, pictures of promising farmland never fail to excite!). The … [Read more...] about Real live south-facing slope!
Spent the day at Tara & Michael's farm, my second visit, and a beautiful day it was. I took the time to walk around alone, checking out the fields for veggie garden locations. It was a great feeling, deeply exciting, to look out over new farmland, and start to apply all of … [Read more...] about New farm revisited