Hand weeding, what can I say, the cornerstone task on a tiny farm. Mel dives in (that's beets in there, and volunteer tomatoes as weeds). This section has been unusually neglected, and still it's really not as bad as it might look: in ideal start-of-summer conditions, what a … [Read more...] about Your basic hand weeding
It'll be hard to top THIS one for extremely labor-intensive tiny farming involving lots of peeps! Here, Libby, Lynn, Andie, and Mel hand-dig potatoes for tomorrow's farmers' market. The taters happen to be Gold Rush russets, and they're in fine form, with a little wireworm damage … [Read more...] about Potato digging party
The muggy wave continues, the sixth day or so of bright, swelteringly humid heat. Today was only 21°C (72°F), but the Humidex (or whatever exactly They call it) says it's the equivalent to us humans of 40°C (110°F). It does feel that way. I can't recall ever hearing a spread … [Read more...] about Dog days of summer (a few)
CSA shares are packed for another Monday of on-farm pick-up! It's one of those great hits of momentary satisfaction to see them all, 100% absolutely and finally done, waiting to be collected. Mel, Jordan (above), Michelle, and Tara were all in the field, and the whole harvest … [Read more...] about Packing shares: done!
Beautiful weather, around 60°F (15°C) in the full-on sun, with a crisp undercurrent of a breeze... What could be nicer for the first full day of fieldwork?! Lynn, Mel and Jordan came by at 8:30 am, and Tara joined in a little later on. We're still working on preparing the beds, … [Read more...] about Tiny machine action