A Farm Thanksgiving

A Farm Thanksgiving

Every year for Thanksgiving, I travel to a different place depending on which family members are in the area. My mother, two brothers, sister, and me have all hosted over the years. Each time is different and special. On one of my favorite Thanksgivings, I...
Those Frosty Nights

Those Frosty Nights

Last week, Mel and I prepared for the first frosty nights of the season. What we do typically depends on how low we expect the temperatures get and which crops are still in the fields. We had a range of veggies to protect. Many vegetables become damaged during a frost...
Fall Cleaning

Fall Cleaning

Every May, you will often hear people talk about the importance of a good “spring cleaning”. At the farm, however, spring cleaning doesn’t really make sense since it is the time when we are pulling out everything we need to begin our season. Instead, we spend a...
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...