Being Present

Being Present

As the summer comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the importance of being present and taking notice of the little things. I always feel like the second half of the year goes by faster than the first. Settled into a comfortable routine, my days at the farm...
Why We Plant Cover Crops

Why We Plant Cover Crops

During the past week, Mel and I spent an afternoon seeding several species of cover crops all over the farm. Vegetable production taxes the soil due to practices that can compromise the soil’s health and limit its productivity. Planting cover crops is one of the ways...
The Dirt on Direct Seeding

The Dirt on Direct Seeding

A couple of weeks ago, some of you may have seen me out by the blueberries walking up and down the fields pushing something that looked like a cross between a manual push mower and a bicycle. I was using a Planet Junior manual push seeder, which is used on many farms...
About Garlic

About Garlic

It’s that special time of year again when we harvest all our garlic from the fields, lay it out to cure, and save seed for next season. If you’re not familiar with growing garlic, it’s unique in many ways. One of them is that you seed garlic in the fall, usually...
Thankful for Water

Thankful for Water

I’m sure many of you noticed that this past week was hot. Really hot. The kind of hot that makes you want to sit in front of a fan, eating a popsicle, with your feet in a bucket of ice kind of hot. It was tough at the farm, but we survived. We started our work days...