It's that time of year again when obsession with seedlings somehow takes hold for a short while. I wonder if I'll ever get over it, that almost overpowering early spring feeling that you don't want to waste even a SINGLE seedling. Here, I germination tested a few Witkiem fava … [Read more...] about Fava beans test OK
Archives for February 2009
Things are moving along on all fronts, some less visible on the farm than others, like calls to locate various local suppliers, supply runs to the nearby village (pop. 2,400) and the bigger nearby town (pop. 70,000), and so on. The actual UNPACKING is going at a steady pace. The … [Read more...] about Seedling room settling in
It took a day to sort things out after the move on Sunday, and now the onion seedlings are back in the light racks in the new seedling room, soaking up the cool white fluorescent light. Three trays in all of onions, along with a still-to-germinate tray of parsley, made the little … [Read more...] about Grow lights on again!
With the sun setting on a long day of packing and unpacking, we took a walk along the frozen ridges of the moldboard-plowed fields. The plowing, custom work by the organic beef and grain farm down the road, happened on the very last two of days before the snow and cold took over … [Read more...] about Strolling on the new field
Moving day minus one. Tomorrow we take the second trailer load, the main haul (when moving a tiny farm, it's good to have access to a 20-foot trailer like this one, it's Bob's) The first move day, Part 1, was at the end of November, with the Kubota compact tractor and some other … [Read more...] about Tiny farm moving – Part 2