What a funny thing: an instant photo shoot in the field! A few days ago, I (reluctantly) did an interesting-people-in-the-community interview/profile for one of the local newspapers, and early today, I got an email asking for a photo, or the columnist could come out and snap one. … [Read more...] about Photo shoot!
The grass seemed just long enough for a productive mulch cut without overloading the John Deere riding mower, so today was the day to start season 2 in the grass mulch experiment. This is just one part of the total mowing area: including the field perimeter and another big area … [Read more...] about Grass mulch, Season 2
It's a gray day today, as it's been for most of the last few, but out in the field, it feels green. We're at about 1.5" (37cm) of rain in total, and the ground is nicely soaked (and a little too wet to work). The grass surrounding the garden is looking particularly inviting this … [Read more...] about Green day
Spent about four hours out in the field. The feeling of calm satisfaction as you head in after doing some work in the garden never fails! I dug up about half a bushel of carrots to see how they've done. These are, I think, Nelson and Danvers Half Long (the BIG ones)—the label … [Read more...] about A little fieldwork
Happily expecting heat, I stepped out into a sharp, nasty wind this morning. The weather's taken a downward turn from the cheery short-term forecast. It's still going to be above zero for the next couple of days, They say, but just, and the nights have plummeted below. Also, in … [Read more...] about Called for wind