Farm Happenings at Fainting Robin Farm
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Farm Happenings at Fainting Robin Farm

Farm Happenings for September 13, 2020

Posted on September 11th, 2020
Fall is really here. For us on the farm it means that the clock is counting down to snow fall when most outdoor projects have to be put on hold until spring. We are cleaning out our coop getting our chickens ready for winter, Getting cover crops planted in preparation for a larger growing space next... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 30, 2020

Posted on August 28th, 2020
We have been enjoying some rainy weather on the farm lately. I don't just love the rain for it's benefits to my crops. It gives me an excuse to take a break and focus for a little on my off farm life. With the slight change in weather I can already see some improvements in my greens crops. With all this... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 23, 2020

Posted on August 21st, 2020
Tomato season is finally really here! Carey and I really only eat tomatoes when they are in season so we go a bit tomato crazy this time of year. Tomato and cucumber salad, panzanella salad, tomato sandwiches. We are eating tomatoes for 3 square meals a day. Tomatoes are just one of those veggies that... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 16, 2020

Posted on August 14th, 2020
We are half way through our season now and after this super hot summer I am beginning to day dream about big sweaters, warm squash, and cooler days. This week we take our meat birds from alive to in your freezer. Carey and I process the birds ourselves on farm with the help of some super amazing friends.... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 9, 2020

Posted on August 6th, 2020
It's a time of transition on the farm. The flavors of spring are long gone with the last of our peas being harvested. Summer is coming in strong with peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers, and summer squash. We have been planting for fall now for 3 weeks. As I watch our freshly planted crops grow I am filled... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 26, 2020

Posted on July 23rd, 2020
We are still busy on the farm getting ready for the fall season. Old growing beds have to be cleared and make way for new veggies that will be ready this fall. We have had lots of rain for the past week but this is the kind of weather that makes you happy our soil is so sandy. I ate my first cherry tomato... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 19, 2020

Posted on July 17th, 2020
Things have cooled dawn this week which means we have been getting more work done. We are starting the process of planting for fall with crops like beets, carrots, and radishes. Unfortunately our Zucchini has been suffering from blossom end rot. We are trying out a new product for us that is OMRI certified... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 5, 2020

Posted on July 10th, 2020
We have been dealing with some hot weather on the farm for the last week. We have been taking lots of water breaks and getting out there early to beat this heat. The veggies have been loving it! they are growing like weeds and the weeds have been growing like weeds too. We are doing our best to tackle... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 5, 2020

Posted on July 2nd, 2020
I wanted to use this farm update to talk about how you can make your harvest last longer. With all this warm weather things tend to wilt fast so we work hard to harvest when it's still cool and get our veggies into refrigeration as soon as possible so they stay crisp longer for you. There are a few tricks... read more »