Month: May 2009

Bluebird Report

Red Wiggler Bluebird Report at Ovid Haven Wells Park:16 of our 30 Bluebird boxes are now occupied. Red Wiggler has already fledged 20 young Bluebirds out of 4 nests. Currently twelve boxes have tree swallow nests-nine with eggs (a total of 34 eggs!) and 3 with babies (11 newborns). Two boxes have bluebird nests-one with Read More …

The Worm’s Voice Week 1A

The Worm’s Voice is the weekly newsletter that is available to our CSA customers when they come to pick up their shares. The content from the newsletter will be posted here each week. Check back often for new recipes. Enjoy! click here for pdf versionWelcome to the Season! Welcome to Red Wiggler’s 2009 CSA season! Read More …

Here We Come!

Wow, what a day! We spent all morning in the pouring rain harvesting for the first CSA pick up. We froze our fingers in the Collards, found a bird’s egg nested in the Easter Egg Radishes, and spotted a snapping turtle mosying along the barn. We were a little nervous at first that we weren’t Read More …

Goodbye Barbara!

Today was an emotional day here on the farm. We said farewell to Barbara Hittle, who retired today after more than 44 years of working with adults with developmental disabilities. For almost 30 of those years she has worked as a job coach with the ARC of Montgomery County and 14 of those she spent Read More …

CSA Muffin Luck this Saturday!

The start of the CSA season is right around the corner, and here on the farm we’re getting revved up for this Saturday’s season kick-off event, the Muffin Luck. Muffin Luck is a great chance for old CSA members to reconnect and for new CSA members to meet their farmers, get to know Red Wiggler, Read More …

Bluebird Babies!

This spring has been an amazing time for bird watching. We’ve had tons of sightings on the farm of a variety of different birds. The 10 or so bluebird boxes that we’ve had on the property turned out to not be enough for all the couples looking for nests, and so we just put up Read More …

Invading Invasives

You’ve probably heard about invasive, non-native species in the news. Sometimes they’re animals–like the Zebra Mussels that take over freshwater shellfish habitat from native species, and the introduced species of weasels that decimated the New Zealand bird population. Sometimes they’re plants, like Kudzu, which conquered the South, and Mile-a-Minute that can grow up to 6 Read More …