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sPrInG!

Spring is always a little crazy. Kingbirds are fighting in the sky over the vegetable garden, spring weeds are hurrying to set seeds before summer weeds take over the world. Everything from carrots and mustard to tomatoes and eggplants are … Continue reading

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Queso is famous

Queso, one of the farms taquitos (the triplet goat kids whose mother was named Taco), went with me to represent Heifer International at an earth day event yesterday, and she got our picture in the Modesto Bee! http://www.modbee.com/2011/04/14/1645790/modestos-earth-day-festivities.html I still … Continue reading

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Volunteer day April 30th

Saturday April 30th we’re having a community volunteer day on the farm! 9:30 am The farm’s address is 3906 Don Pedro Rd. Ceres If you’ve been wanting to see the farm and get some spring sunshine, here is your chance! … Continue reading

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Eggs for sale!

Eggs for sale! $3/dozen. Tastier, healthier, and better for karma than eggs from caged chickens!

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What season is it?

That’s been a hard question to answer lately! It’s been colder than “normal”, especially at night, so planting is a little behind schedule and there have been some unexpected loses. Some light frosts last week nipped the potatoes, and it’s … Continue reading

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Mennonite tomatoes, round 2

Probably everyone who is reading this blog already knows that the Mennonite tomato post I put up a while back made it to the world of real ink and paper! ┬áThe Bucks County Herald (the county my mother grew up … Continue reading

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Getting re-acquainted…

It must finally be getting around to summer. Last week I pulled the drip tape back out and irrigated for the first time this year. Also in the past week, all of a sudden lambsquarter (an entirely edible weed when … Continue reading

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Time for a big pot of collards

Last Thursday it hailed. The big wide leaves of the collards were not too happy about that: Luckily most of the other vegetables didn’t seem to mind the storm, even the kale and recent transplants. And the collards were starting … Continue reading

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Here’s to seed catalogs

Well, here we are near the end of March and yesterday I seeded the third and penultimate round of eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes, as well as other assorted veggies. This round of seeding took place on my kitchen floor (linoleum … Continue reading

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greenhouse

The greenhouse is quickly filling up!

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