It's getting near that time when a whole lotta seed gets started—company is on the way for the onions and parsley! I'm still sorting and setting up around here, doing a bit of this and a bit of that every day (an INCREMENTAL approach to the many different things to do on the tiny … [Read more...] about Plug sheets, get ready!
Archives for February 2009
The promising south-facing slope is there, plowed and waiting! After the last melt-off, we quickly went back to freezing temperatures day and night, and more wall-to-wall snow cover. A couple of days ago, a bit of chilly rain cleared things up quite a bit once again. Today, it's … [Read more...] about South slope waiting
The Kubota compact tractor is a real work horse, it can do just about anything you set it to. On a tiny farming scale, of course. It's had to winter outside this time around, but it's been starting no problem, on first try, after the recent battery change. Who knew that a fresh, … [Read more...] about Loaded
Parsley, seeded 11 days ago, began popping up over the last couple of days, so that's the second crop of the season, underway. Four varieties this year, two each of flat-leaf (Plain Dark Green Italian, Hilmar) and curly (Forest Green, Green Pearl). They're 18 cells per variety, … [Read more...] about Parsley pops up
Winters on the tiny farm have always been a time for research and a bit of book learning. My first two seasons were crazy for reading, especially the winter before Year 1, when I had four months to pick up enough, from zero knowledge, using books and the Net, to map out the … [Read more...] about Hitting the books: Composting!