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Growings on 7/29/19

Posted on July 29th, 2019
It's been a spreadsheet sort of week.  In part because I needed to take the time to heal after having multiple joints dislocated, and in part because, well, it's time to plan for fall, and that means spending time figuring out what I'm going to grow, how much I want to harvest each week, when1 read more »

Growings On 7/22/19

Posted on July 22nd, 2019
Pigs are funny creatures.  They're smart, but toddler smart.  So while they understand that touching the fence is painful, only one of them seems to understand that she can walk over the fence when it's on the ground.  My ultimate goal is to get permanent fencing up in the back pastu1 read more »

Growings On 7/15/19

Posted on July 15th, 2019
It's the middle of July, and we'll start seeding out fall crops in the next couple of weeks. I can't wait. Not only has it been stupidly humid (I actually broke down and put on shorts for farm work for the first time... ever?), this summer has taught me lots of new ways to fail as a farmer.  I1 read more »

Growings On 7/7/19

Posted on July 8th, 2019
It's amazing the difference that location makes!  This past Saturday I sold at Piedmont Green Market for the first time.  I'm limited in what I can offer - just eggs and shiitakes - but in four hours I sold $431 worth.  This is on a holiday weekend, so slower foot traffic.  Afte1 read more »

Growings On 7/1/19

Posted on July 1st, 2019
It amazes me how much the farm transforms with consistent extra hands around.  After much uncertainty, it looks like we've settled with one of last summer's interns, Leah, and her friend Arielle.  The two of them make an amazing team - since the volunteer day two weeks ago we've weeded an1 read more »