Category Archives: Life on the Farm

New (Old) Beginnings

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Cold breezy days so far this week! No surprise that the weather has been unpredictable this time of year...a bit of rain, snow and cold wind interspersed with sun and stillness. Will and Rachael started this week! It feels good to have such a strong team together at the beginning...
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April Showers

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Our transplant green house is packed full of transplants ready to go out! This year the transplants look especially healthy--I think we got the start time right this year. Soon they will be ready to harden off outside the greenhouse before planting in the field. We started a bit of...
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Wood Heat

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March for me has the aroma of wood smoke. Since our farm beginnings here, we have relied on a double barrel stove to heat our 15’x30′ greenhouse. Its not the most efficient (it requires me to get up several times a night), its not the cleanest (too much creosote because…

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Spring Equinox

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I am often asked “what do you do all winter?”. My answer typically consists of a bit of planning, resting, substitute teaching, eating, sleeping, reading, etc. On top winter and my regular routine, I cultivated a passion for sourdough baking! I had started a sourdough starter several times before but…

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Week 10

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Just as we get a influx of decent weather I came down with a horrible chest cold and was pretty much useless for the week. It never fails to happen this time of year. You'd think I'd be expecting it by now... The melting snow has been exposing large areas...
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