Here's a view of the west-facing side of the drive shed that I seldom notice, although it's right beside the gate to the market garden field—during the growing season, I walk by it several times a day. It's the little window that I always find mysterious, and that I might or … [Read more...] about Drive shed revisited
Archives for January 2009
Round about this point in the year, especially with the frozen, white winter we've been having this time around, it's easy to forget what the full-on summer veggie garden is really like! That's the beauty of living in a cold-weather climate—you get to marvel again and again. As … [Read more...] about Flashback: Harvest share!
While Obama gets sworn in before the eyes of the world (mine included, on a one-day return to the news), I'm contemplating the stack of paper that leads to organic certification. No connection, today just happened to feel like the day to do it... We've been discussing for a … [Read more...] about Organic certification…
Another (quiet) farm day, another fine distraction from the chickens' bag of entertaining tricks: swarming on stuff! This happened to be a piece of a semi-frozen egg that I found in the deep litter. The egg had probably been buried since yesterday, insulated, frozen to the point … [Read more...] about Chickens on egg
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