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

Farm Happenings for October 18, 2019

Posted on October 16th, 2019
It is the final days of our first CSA season! All of our first year members will always have a special place in our hearts. You took a risk and decided to support a couple of young farmers trying to make the world a little better place by giving our members the purest vegetables possible, using heirloom... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 11, 2019

Posted on October 9th, 2019
We only have 2 weeks left in our first CSA season. We are now getting our farm ready to go to bed before the long winter months. We are getting our garden beds ready for next year by pulling up irrigation and mowing the left overs from this years crop so that they can provide nutrition for next years... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 27, 2019

Posted on September 25th, 2019
Next monday the 30th we are planning a potluck for the farm to celebrate the fall and the rapidly approaching end of our first CSA season. It has been an intense year of lots of learning here on the farm. Mistakes were made but managed and those beautiful mistakes will be transformed into lessons for... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 20, 2019

Posted on September 18th, 2019
This week our daughter had her first day at pre-school. She was a bit worried but I knew she was so ready for this. Once we got to class and she saw all the other kids she could careless about the parents. We also got to help out a friend this past week by milking her cow. Lela and I had so much fun... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 13, 2019

Posted on September 11th, 2019
One of the things I love about being an organic farmer is all the wildlife I get see. Of course some of that wildlife can be a pain in the neck but most are harmless or even beneficial. I have found monarch caterpillars, tree frogs, and so many bumble bees in my garden. I fostered a few patches of milk... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 6, 2019

Posted on September 4th, 2019
We have finally received some good rain here. We have been waiting on this rain for a while so that we can put in our fall cover crops. If we tilled with the soil being as dry as it is I think we would lose have of it to the wind.  Our intern arrived on Monday and has already been a big help. ... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 23, 2019

Posted on August 21st, 2019
Things are a little quieter on the farm now that most of our roosters are gone. We have been getting ready for our farm intern that will be arriving in September to help out on the farm. We could use the extra help on the farm. We have lots of weeding needing to be done but we also have lots of work... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 16, 2019

Posted on August 14th, 2019
This is the roughest week of farming for us. We will spend 2 16 hour days processing chickens. I don't enjoy the process of killing our chickens but I do take pride in knowing that I gave them the best possible life before hand. Many of these heritage breed males are no longer desired for meat because... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 9, 2019

Posted on August 7th, 2019
Tomatillos, summer squash, oh my! If you haven't tried tomatillos you are about to get your chance. They are a wonderfully versitle fruit which can be eaten raw or sauteed. Check out this great article if you would like to learn more but the amazing tomatillo https://www.bonappetit.com/story/what-are-tomatillos.... read more »