Farm Happenings at Ecosystem Farm
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Farm Happenings at Ecosystem Farm

Growings On 6/15

Posted on June 14th, 2021
This is Bridger, Queen of Farei Kennels. She's 120 lbs of majesty, and taking this picture was the only time I turned my phone on this weekend.  I drove from Atlanta to the middle of nowhere Maine in 4 days last week, spent a few days without cell reception, and am now making my way back down1 read more »

Growings On 6/7/21

Posted on June 7th, 2021
I'm taking 10 days off, and I'm simultaneously terrified and elated. Terrified because the last time I left the farm for this long during the growing season we lost all our seedlings. Elated because I think I have a solid team in place now, and if this works it's a solid step towards setting us up1 read more »

Growings On 5/30

Posted on May 31st, 2021
Today, I am very thankful for my team and my boyfriend. The guy and I decided to take a quick overnight up to western NC, and our time here has been unexpectedly extended by a cracked radiator. Cell signals are intermittent, but I was able to send a text to my team telling them to work on the green1 read more »

Growings on 5/24/21

Posted on May 24th, 2021
Our greenhouse space is leveled and the first arches are up, and our irrigation pieces have arrived after 5 nail-biting days being lost in the bowels of FedEx. There's officially nothing but work standing between us, microgreens and consistent production of our core crops. The irrigation goes in to1 read more »

Growings On 5/17

Posted on May 17th, 2021
I've decided to hire someone to handle Sunday farm stand and distribution. Is this the smartest financial decision? No, not by a long shot. But I've been working Saturday markets and Sunday farm stand/CSA for close to 5 years now. It was exhausting but manageable until I took on running the entire1 read more »

Growings on 5/10

Posted on May 10th, 2021
The farmer lives and dies by the weather... and in this case, I'm simultaneously loving and cursing the cool temperatures we've had. I'm pretty sure I mentioned that we lost all our developing strawberries to hail two weeks ago. It hasn't gotten warm enough since then to have decent fruit set! So h1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 8, 2021

Posted on May 3rd, 2021
I'm trying to take a couple of days off, and largely failing if you describe success as not thinking about farming. I've spent a fair amount of time today wrestling with where the farm is right now and how I can get to where we need to be. For the past year, I've looked up to Chris Newman at Sylvan1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 1, 2021

Posted on April 26th, 2021
Who got hail on Saturday? We definitely did, though I didn't see it in action - I'll go by the fact that the easel with a rotted back that I've been meaning to repair for the past year had been reduced to just a frame on Sunday morning.  We got lucky, though - we might lose a week of strawberr1 read more »

Growings On April 24, 2021

Posted on April 19th, 2021
Welcome to the CSA season for 2021!!  I'm so happy to be here, writing this, because there were definitely moments in 2020 when I questioned whether I'd be able to keep farming. But thanks to all your support, we were able to find new property, clear it, put in fencing and rows, and today I ha1 read more »