What's in a photo? Depends what you're looking for! Take this pic of Andie, rototilling today with the Kubota. Pretty straightforward: woman, machine, field. BUT, can you spot practically EVERY main part of a really tiny farm (at least, of this one), represented right … [Read more...] about Spot the tiny farm!
Left to the last possible harvest in the fall, brassicas like kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower (above), were eventually winter-killed and now have to be cleaned up—one of the first field-readying jobs of spring! Today, I started. (EVERY day is a field day … [Read more...] about Field day!
A couple of days ago, things seemed to be moving in slow motion, today, it's the wide open highway! (A poor analogy, perhaps, given the soaring price of gas, but anyway...) Sitting at the wheel of the little riding mower, heading to the greenhouse down the main path with trays of … [Read more...] about Head out on the highway…
A second incredibly warm and sunny day, perfect for a little welding in the barnyard. Yesterday, something kinda disengaged in the riding mower deck, leaving behind a pretty nasty racket and nearly no mowing action, and now the deck is getting a long-overdue overhaul. Hitting … [Read more...] about Welding
Working just ahead of more rain, Conall (fighting a cold that's knocking people out around here—farmers can't get sick!) and I raked the mini-windrows of grass and alfalfa into little mounds, piled it on the trailer, and dumped it in the greenhouse to finish drying. In the week … [Read more...] about Making mulch, part 2