[From 8-May-2013] Imagine a world of soil without stones... In the three farming locations I've fully worked, they've been everywhere and in all sizes. You get used to them: collecting heavier, smoother specimens for weighting row cover, moving even bigger ones to avoid breaking … [Read more...] about Rock, pebble, stone
After quite a bit of talking about it, and last year's false start, a Home Garden is suddenly in place in one corner of the field. The idea is to have a small demonstration veggie plot, to encourage people to grow at least some of their own stuff in whatever space they have. Why? … [Read more...] about Ah, the Home Garden…
The grass seemed just long enough for a productive mulch cut without overloading the John Deere riding mower, so today was the day to start season 2 in the grass mulch experiment. This is just one part of the total mowing area: including the field perimeter and another big area … [Read more...] about Grass mulch, Season 2
Bed preparation and first seeding continue. Today, Lynn's tiny farming experience broadened to include rakes, and using them to spread compost. Moderately hard work in the heat, but it was a fairly small area. Overall, things are generally on schedule, but at least a week behind … [Read more...] about Spring fieldwork continues
Left to the last possible harvest in the fall, brassicas like kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower (above), were eventually winter-killed and now have to be cleaned up—one of the first field-readying jobs of spring! Today, I started. (EVERY day is a field day … [Read more...] about Field day!