Month: April 2009

Water Water Everywhere

It’s raining! And we’re stuck inside, so it seemed like a good time to write a post about water, irrigation to be precise. Spring is the time for setting up irrigation for the rest of the season, and we’ve been doing our best to get all our hoses in a line so none of the Read More …

Here Come the Tomatoes

Today is another beautiful and HOT day! Yesterday it was well into the 90’s and today is pushing 90 as well. We got a lot done this morning though: we planted tomatoes, watered the pick your own flowers, and hooped and covered the tomatoes with fabric. Hopefully the fabric will serve to scare off any Read More …

It’s a-buzz around here

Today, as I zipped by the beehives on the golf cart I noticed that the bees were very active–in fact, the most activity I’ve seen yet this year. And like the bees, we here (the people) are very busy. The rain put a little hitch in our stride the past couple of days, but we Read More …

Tending To Tomorrow’s Tinctures (and Appetizers!)

Today we took a big step towards summer’s tomato and garlic salads–by weeding the garlic and planting tomatoes. Last season we had saved seeds from some of our heirloom tomato varieties, and today we planted eleven flats of tomatoes, using a good bit of those Red Wiggler seeds. The great thing about keeping seeds from Read More …

The Potatoes Have Left the Building

On Thursday we successfully planted our 250 pounds of potatoes! The wind died down and we were able to get them all into the ground. We ended up planting three rows under the landscape fabric and about five rows in regular hills.Come July we’re looking forward to harvesting several different varieties: German Butterballs, Red Norlands, Read More …

Seeking Summer Interns

In the interest of sharing what we know and hopefully attracting more wonderful people to the farm, we are launching a Summer Farm Internship with two openings. The position description follows, and if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this along or direct them to the idealist.org website, where the listing is Read More …

Call for Potato Recipes

When I’m planting seeds in the spring I like to think about how delicious those plants will be to eat in the summer. In honor of the potatoes that we’re planting tomorrow, I’m looking for some inspiration for some scrumptious potato dishes to put in our CSA newsletter come harvest time. If you have any Read More …

Potatoes in the Snow

Today our big goal was to plant the 250 pounds of potatoes that we have in the barn. The weather turned out to have other plans for us, but we did manage to take a step in the right direction. This morning we used the tractor to create some small hills, and used some serious Read More …