Thanks to the comments on yesterday's blog post, this piece of old farm gear, lying abandoned in the field for who knows how long, has been ID-ed as a sickle bar mower. Yet another in a long line of bigger equipment I've seen but not used in my tiny farming career. I suppose the … [Read more...] about Bigger gear…
It's steel in the field... Big machine work was the tiny farm highlight today, not the machinery itself but the intense and much-needed sod-busting action. Peter, a (certified organic) beef and grain farmer on the next two (much bigger) farms down the road, dropped by just ahead … [Read more...] about Disc action
For the month of June, after Shannon, who'd been in the field just about every day in May, and while waiting for Lynn to start full-time for the rest of the season (July 1st!), I've been back working in solo mode, which has been, surprisingly to me, a little strange … [Read more...] about Tiny farming: it’s a garden party!?
Another cloudy, cool, kinda chilly day. There's always fieldwork to do, but this type of weather is also good for building, fixing, organizing...indoors. Today, some long-planned greenhouse upgrades. They may not look like much, but it's a pretty big bunch of improvements! As … [Read more...] about Greenhouse upgrades
Took a trip to town today. During the winter, I get in once every 3-4 weeks, so it's a bit of a novelty. This time in, we checked out an agricultural show, 28th year, filling the new fairground's 45,000 sq ft of indoor exhibition space. It was quite busy, geared to the bigger … [Read more...] about Trip to town