Five hours and done! This year's main seed order was a first: finished in one session! Usually, it takes two. My head was starting to spin a little, but I felt COMPELLED by the late date to keep going (although I don't think I've ever been much earlier, I always just plan to be). … [Read more...] about Main order done!
If I happened to be looking for monthly tiny farming themes, this particular January is clearly all about chickens and tools (and thinking about stuff!). It's not the usual January routine around here. Normally, I'd be hanging the lights back on the light racks, checking out my … [Read more...] about Tiny farming in January
A rear-end view of the cows leaving the barn has become a familiar every-morning sight. For the last few weeks, since the weather took a turn for the freezing, I've been walking through the dim lower barn, toting buckets of warm water and feed, on the way to the chickenhouse. In … [Read more...] about Barn shortcut
Libby's first day on the farm: a full day in the field, plus a Big Salad lunch! There've been a few first-timer days this year, and a bit of a casual presentation routine has developed. Starts with a tour: "How much detail do you want?" The difference between growing more or … [Read more...] about Instant farmer!
Spent the early morning harvesting a few CSA shares for a Monday drop-off. This is the first week of shares, and they're still small, mainly greens... There are many tiny farming routines, things you'd probably never do in a bigger operation, that I find extremely relaxing and … [Read more...] about Tiny harvest!