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Play in mud!

Muddy harvest hands

A mid-winter flashback to one of my favorite farm photos—it’s just so…hands-on. On the tiny farm, many of the things we otherwise consider inconvenient, like rain and MUD, are actually just fine. Sunny days are NICER, but there’s plenty of room for wet as well. Originally posted on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, when we were harvesting-around-the-rain.  (That’s Michelle.)



  1. That photo ROCKS…nothing like muddy hands to let you know how much fun you’ve been having!  Kim

  2. Neel

    This is really cool! Do you know anything about mushrooms?
    I’ve been experimenting with oyster mushrooms, and found this awesome home-growing mushroom kit at
    Its really cool and this company just won some BBC competition because their product is sustainable and socially responsible since they use coffee grounds to grow mushrooms! check it out!

  3. I don’t know what’s spam any more! :)

  4. That type of harvest weather is right around the corner – great reason to rest and hunker down for the last six weeks or so of winter and realize that the cycles keep turning faster and faster so chill when you can – thanks for the great photo – mark

  5. Neat image..I grew up on a Maine potato farm and that soil, mud is what makes the crops grow. That dirt is gold. And the way the world is going, being able to know where your food came from, what you are eating plus having a supply is going to get more and more critical!

  6. It is no doubt tiny farms are only inconvient due to rain or MUD, but the images very attractive, thanks.

  7. Emily on the Southern Prairie

    love this pic!

  8. Organic Planet

    Nice picture!
    Naked truth about farming :-)

  9. Great picture. Says it all about farming in the rain!
    Hope you find the time to start new blog posts. Its a brilliant site.

  10. Shawna Coronado

    Love the Photo!
    Can’t wait for the spring thaw!

  11. kate

    The sight of dirt-covered hands makes me smile. To see the ground again after the snow has melted will be wonderful. Iève enjoyed my look around your blog and am eager to read more.

  12. Hope to see some new posts soon.  I’ve been looking at a bunch of your archives and can’t wait for the play by play.

  13. Nice contrast between the muddy hands and clean clothes.

  14. Don’t we all want to play in the mud! The picture tells us a lot about the joy of gardening.

  15. Dave

    Can’t wait for new entries!

  16. Lynn

    Time for another post….no? Did you get my pics?

  17. Fantastic blog :)  Had a quick look around hop to have time to come back and look tonight.  Please visit our blog if you get a chance…have you ever heard ofthe book Two Acre Eden by Gene Logsdon?  I think you would like it :)

  18. Organic Existence

    Great farming photograph. We need both the rain and shine in order to be successful.

  19. That cool photo made me laugh.
    It brought back alot of memories for me (I grew up on a farm)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Aanee xxx

  20. Cool farming photo. I am also like to play in mud.

  21. What a fun photo! So glad I stumbled on your blog – I love the farm photos and look forward to following along as you move through the farming year!


    plz remove your hand

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