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

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 »

Farm Happenings for June 22, 2020

Posted on June 19th, 2020
The first week of CSA is here and we have been really busy getting ready for a great 2020 CSA season. This heat has been great for our vegetables they growing by leaps and bounds. Lots of stuff has been coming up early and I think it will be a great year for tomatoes! We have lots of greens and radishes... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 17, 2020

Posted on June 13th, 2020
We have been enjoying an explosion of growth with all this rain. That means there has been an explosion of weed growth as well. We spent all day today pulling weeds and there is still plenty of weeds left to pull tomorrow.  Friday was our first farmers market at the Elk Rapids Farmers Market! We... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 12, 2020

Posted on June 10th, 2020
Hey All, We have had a very busy spring on the farm. We had 2 wwoofers arrive in may that helped us get our farm up and ready for the 2020 season. The pandemic hasn't changed much on the farm yet. Although we will be asking that members to still follow social distancing guidelines while picking up their... read more »

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 »