Hard Truths About Rain and Humidity

Hard Truths About Rain and Humidity

I wrote my last post a few days in advance of the newsletter, and so my field and weather report was not as accurate as it could have been. After I typed it up, it pretty much rained for five days straight, and I was home for the weekend while my partner was away,...
Lots About the Crops

Lots About the Crops

Hello all, it’s been a while since I’ve written a good old-fashioned farm update, and I promised one in my last newsletter, so here we go. Brace yourself—it’s going to be a long one! Read on for details about tomatoes, basil, green beans, eggplants,...
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...
Back to Nature

Back to Nature

Dear sharers, next week, I’ll be submitting a good old-fashioned crop report, but this week, some poetry. There was a time, in the early 2000s, that Wendell Berry’s writing had a huge influence on my life. I have since taken to reading other voices that...
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...
In-Between Time

In-Between Time

At this time of the year, particularly when there have been days and days of hot and drought-y conditions, we are patiently waiting for the nightshades to start rolling in (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers!!) while we watch the plentiful lush and tender greens of spring...