A beautiful day in the snowy field, looking back at the outbuildings from the greenhouse. I used the Kubota (the trusty compact tractor) to clear the path, more to take it out of the shed and give it a little run than because the snow's too high to trudge through. The … [Read more...] about A beautiful day
Archives for February 2007
Looking a tad paramilitary, brothers I met at the market (they're studying at the nearby environmental/forestry college) pitch in to clean out the greenhouse and loosen up the soil. The space, used for seedlings in spring and early summer, tends to fill up with odds and ends, and … [Read more...] about Volunteers prep greenhouse!
This is about a quarter of my farming bookshelf. I get a ton of info from the Web, particularly in winter when I have more time to cruise around online, but books I'm still most fond of. Let's see what we have... For one-stop shopping, you could take Rodale's Garden Problem … [Read more...] about Tiny Farm Bookshelf, Part 1
The first lettuce pushed up overnight! Here, lovely red Granada, an Oakleaf-type leaf lettuce that intensifies into a deep burgundy as it matures. Also in trays, Sierra, Simpson Elite, Two Stars and Red Salad Bowl. Now, how early will they be ready for market (the farmers' market … [Read more...] about Lettuce overnight
This is what lettuce looks like when it's just getting started. It's the standard seed starting mix in action! Yet another off-season image from the microfarm. :) … [Read more...] about Lettuce begins