Category: Garden

Life is Good

Despite a broken toe and some pretty unrelenting pain issues for the chief farmer (me), things are pretty good around here.  The garden and the harvest is bigger and better than ever.  Just take a look:

Our Cup Runneth Over

Too much to do to blog it all. This is life on the farm now: Get up before the sun for coffee and a piece of fruit Barn chores Pick from dawn until done (about 2.5-3 hours) Water, prune, other maintenance 1-2 hours Sort and clean produce…

The Proof is in the Pictures

There is so much happening now that only pictures can convey it all and are all I have time for.  I will be picking the first zucchini this week and cucumbers won’t be far behind. I harvested the last of the cabbage and lettuces yesterday.  I…

A Good Farm Day

I was laid low over the weekend by pain and intense heat, so it was wonderful (and sorely needed) to get out yesterday early AM for three hours of harvesting and weeding. Here is what I am harvesting now: fingerling potatoes (Russian Banana) purple,…

Potato, PoTOTo

My seed potatoes from Seed Savers are sprouting some eyes and it’s time to get planting.  I cut them up, leaving about one eye per hunk.  I will let the cut surfaces callous over for a few days before getting them in the ground….

Goodbye March

You went out a lot better than you came in, but I am not sad to see you go March. Progress was made despite illness, taxes, business woes, and the loss of our dear Pepita.  The pictures here, all taken this last day of…

Best Exercise Around

Yesterday, the sun was out and highs hovered in the 40’s.  I donned a sweatshirt over my long-sleeved t, put on my heavy work gloves (my Ethel ones) and headed out for some solo work time.  I love the quiet of the outdoors and the…