This year's pumpkins eventually made it to the newly roofed farm stand. It makes a nice autumn scene, especially on a fine, balmy fall day like today. I suppose this coming together of pumpkin and stand is a fitting progression and a good sign, since both are works in progress. … [Read more...] about Pumpkins on the stand
Archives for October 2007
Looking through photos on the computer today, on a rainy afternoon after the farmers' market, I ran into this one. I'd saved it from somewhere on the Web three or four years back (public domain, I think). It's a striking shot, although whether it's advertising safe pesticide … [Read more...] about And now for something completely different…
And then there were two! For the last big Friday harvest of the season—it's the 18th and final CSA share and second to last Saturday at the farmers' market—the crew was down to Conall and me. It was a rainy one, with the ground soaked from a couple of days of showers, but it was … [Read more...] about Last big harvest of the year!
That was interesting! I've harvested Brussels sprouts by picking the individual heads, but for our first bigger harvest of about 60 plants, to speed things up, I decided to take the whole thing. First try: chopping the base of the stem with the machete-like harvest knife was … [Read more...] about Harvesting Brussels sprouts
Home for next year's garlic, carved out of the oats yesterday, is looking good! Mow the oats (the riding mower got a good workout and did a reasonable job), spread aged cow manure from the barnyard, and rototill in with the Kubota compact tractor. Simple! What sight is sweeter … [Read more...] about Getting ready for garlic