Really can't think what delivery of basic farm supplies could make me happier than today's six truckloads of well-aged cow manure. Since we don't have an on-farm source, getting this from a farm less than a mile (1.6km) down the road, loaded to order and delivered by the farmer … [Read more...] about Like a pile of gold!
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Suddenly, this morning, it's cold! For this time of year, that's a forecast of 4°C (39°F) all day, and -6°C (21°F) overnight. Brrrr... Maybe it's just me, but I didn't even notice the leaves turning in their usual intense explosion of reds and yellows, this time around, the trees … [Read more...] about Brrrr…
This harvested parsnip root only hints at the massive root systems that plants have down there. Mature parsnips can root down to 9 feet (2.7m), and spread up to 3' (0.9m) in the top 10" (25cm) of soil. Other garden veggies are generally as impressive in the root department. … [Read more...] about Parsnip root flashback
During the growing season, tiny farming can be kinda all-consuming—lots to do!—and it's easy to wind up in a rather pleasant local bubble, especially if you've turned the daily news OFF: watching this documentary last night, RIP: A Remix Manifesto (2008), popped that bubble for … [Read more...] about A tiny farming manifesto?
[Fri, Sep 16, 2011] First frost wasn't too bad at all, a patchy frost that hit the field lightly, and in some areas, hardly at all. Still, the row cover, over some beans, peppers, eggplant, and a couple of beds of cherry tomato, worked out well, the exposed plants in those areas … [Read more...] about Patchy frost