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

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 of1 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.&1 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 wor1 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 beca1 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 read more »

Farm Happenings for August 2, 2019

Posted on July 31st, 2019
It's mr. Fainting Robin Farms birthday today so I'll keep it short. We are off to have a little fun going for a paddle and relaxing for the day. The roosters have all started crowing, some new and interesting Asian greens have started sprouting, and I am eagerly anticipating tomato season. Have fun1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 26, 2019

Posted on July 24th, 2019
We have recently had an explosion of lady bugs working hard on the farm. This is my favorite time of year when green beans start coming in, the days are still hot, and the lake is finally warm enough to swim without going numb. The heat wave was a challenge on the farm with one of the hottest day l1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 19, 2019

Posted on July 17th, 2019
It's the peak of summer and we are getting ready for fall on the farm. We will be planting lots of cool loving crops like asain greens, kohlrabi, and Carrots. We have finally gotten some warm weather and our squash is loving it. Our squash plants must have doubled in sized with just a little heat,1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 12, 2019

Posted on July 9th, 2019
In the next 2 weeks we will have lots of new and exciting veggies ready for harvest. Very soon our sugar snap peas will give way to shelling peas, Zucchini, Potatoes, and onions. July is also the time that we will begin planting for the fall. Soon we'll be putting asain greens, cabbage, kohlrabi, a1 read more »