Monthly Archives: October 2010

walk in the carrot forest

Mornings are cold now! As I look for excuses to stay inside under a blanket just a little longer, I think I’ll be posting on the blog more often. This counts as work, right? In honor of Halloween coming up, … Continue reading

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Chicken tractor in action

So far the chicken tractor has preformed fairly well. There are still kinks to work out, especially relating to pvc glue not holding up. to pressure from dragging. Still, the chicks are happy and doing a great job of slow … Continue reading

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Winter garden

It never fails to amaze me how many vegetables can come from such a small space Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, collards, kale ….   kale, kale, kale, kale, (4 different kinds 🙂 ) chard, spinach, basil (not for long!) dill, … Continue reading

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TA DA!

Broccoli! I am so excited to have a good late October crop of Broccoli, it means I finally figured out a good timing sequence for planting. Of course, there is always something more to learn, and these seem to have … Continue reading

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In season: beans n greens

1/2lb bag of mixed soup beans Beans and greens are a perfect combination, in a soup pot or side by side on a plate! Kale, collards, mustard, turnip greens,  Hutterite beans, black turtle beans, tiger’s eye beans, … try it … Continue reading

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dry beans in context

The previous post showed some of the finished product, now here is some of the context: Planting: I planted six 125′ rows (3 beds) of dry beans. Around 1/2 bed each of mexican red bean, Hutterite soup bean, black turtle … Continue reading

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Dry beans

Eating shall now commence

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Chicks’ first hornworms

The chicks are getting big! In fact, they are pretty much past the cute baby stage alreay. At least once a day I throw them a boquet of greens from the garden, mainly broadleaf weeds, cosmetically challenged produce, and especially … Continue reading

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Free knitting workshop!

I am happy to announce the farm’s first community-taught class! Teresa Aguirre will be sharing her knitting skills by teaching a beginning knitting class from 10am-12pm Saturday October 23. Needles and yarn for practice will be provided (though you’ll want … Continue reading

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It’s a sign! Nettles mean Fall.

Recognize this character? Burning nettle! (Thanks Anne for correcting me. I thought it was stinging nettle but its actually burning nettle!)  Nettle is one of the prolific weeds of a cool season garden. I just saw nettle on the farm … Continue reading

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