Farm Happenings at Boerson Farm
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Farm Happenings at Boerson Farm

The Faces Behind the Food: Ed the Builder (AKA: Diamond E)

Posted on September 26th, 2020
What does a mobile chicken coop, a giant salad spinner, a covered harvest wagon, a walk-in cooler, an 8' barrel style root washer, an outhouse, and a germination chamber all have in common?  All are tools and infrastructure that the farm depends on day in and day out.  Each one of these pieces... read more »

LOVE is the Answer

Posted on September 19th, 2020
Life on the farm is busy, but there is always time to think.  The big question that I have been asking myself a lot lately is where is humanity heading??  Fear, anger, violence, and disease dominate the news.  People are angry.  People are scared.  We are collectively stressed.... read more »

Full Circle

Posted on September 12th, 2020
Growing potatoes is pretty standard fare on farms and in gardens all over the world.  We clear vegetation, open furrows, drop seed potato pieces every 8 inches, cover with soil and hope for rain.  As our grand parents did, we pick potato bugs off the leaves as the plants grow and hill the soil... read more »

Under the Corn Moon

Posted on September 5th, 2020
Early in September, the full moon cast its glow across our field of food, urging the ears of corn to plump and sweeten and the tender pods of beans to swell.  Under the light of the Corn Moon, I held my breath, anticipating the readiness of so much fall food, including some pretty decent looking... read more »

Skipping Town

Posted on August 29th, 2020
This past week, with the help and encouragement of an amazing crew, we managed to disappear for a few days and catch our breath.  For the four of us, this was a pretty big deal.  Leaving the farm for any length of time during the growing season is a feat, so the fact that we accomplished our... read more »

Hay, Man

Posted on August 22nd, 2020
This past week was a busy one around the farm.  As the summer heat rolls on and the dust kicks up for lack of rain, we have been irrigating like crazy.   The veggies are hanging in there, but the rest of the farm is starting to look thirsty.  A month without rain feels like a lemon, but... read more »

Kiddos on the Farm

Posted on August 15th, 2020
Carrots, cantaloupe, sunshine and bare feet The kids run wild, giggling infectiously, spreading smiles in their wake Their appetites for raw food  feeding the raw energy that flows through their toes and fingertips, grabbing at my heart strings and holding space for hope. What will these children... read more »

Mid-season Update

Posted on August 8th, 2020
In the blink of an eye we find ourselves at the top of the roller coaster track that is every growing season.  In the final days of February (before times) we fired up the pellet stove and carefully placed thousands of onion seeds into trays in the greenhouse.  Onions, leeks and shallots are... read more »

Riding the Compost Train

Posted on August 1st, 2020
When it comes to the soil, we are serious about building fertility and organic matter.  In order to produce nutrient dense and delicious food, we focus on incorporating compost into our permanent beds nearly every time a crop is removed.  We prep the beds, adding compost and other amendments,... read more »