[Backpost for Dec-14-2009] Snow's here—it's definitely overwinter storage time! Winter storage is a little different every year, as needs, facilities, and plans change. This time around, a fair bit of gear is in the 20'x32' (~6x10 m) hoophouse, with its full sun exposure and … [Read more...] about Winter storage
Archives for December 2009
A familiar season-marking sight for anyone in snow territory, this is the start of what may turn out to be a growing, winter-long snow bank. The mini-blizzards of the last couple of days laid down at least 7-10 cm (3-4"). Road clearing mixes up dirty snow in hard-packed windrows, … [Read more...] about Snow pile
Often heard about, never before seen first-hand, this is front-yard tiny farming in action—late fall edition. I'm at the home of Andrew and Sue and Margo, in a town of 70,000, leaning on the front porch rail on a residential street lined with single homes on small lots. Typical … [Read more...] about Front yard farming!
Digging up the very last of the Jerusalem artichoke, this is pretty much the final harvest of the year, besides a little kale and maybe a last few tiny cauliflower and cabbage. The few remaining feet of the original 50' (15m) double row yielded about half a bushel. Not bad. … [Read more...] about Last of the chokes
Thanks to the comments on yesterday's blog post, this piece of old farm gear, lying abandoned in the field for who knows how long, has been ID-ed as a sickle bar mower. Yet another in a long line of bigger equipment I've seen but not used in my tiny farming career. I suppose the … [Read more...] about Bigger gear…