Farm Happenings at Klickitat Winery
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Farm Happenings at Klickitat Winery

Cold nights, Greenhouse delights!

Posted on April 14th, 2021
Spring is here but usually when we are thinking about putting tomatoes in the ground and planting summer squashes we are finding ourselves making evening fires to keep the house warmer. This year looks like later planting times for summer crops! With this added time we have almost completely filled one... read more »

Spring has Sprung!

Posted on March 26th, 2021
Here we are in the first week of spring! Everything is growing fast and we have our first veggies of the season ready for harvest! We have reinstalled our greenhouse to increase it's potential and are growing plant starts, mushrooms, braising greens, and garlic. The hens are laying and we are butchering... read more »

Prepping for next year

Posted on October 4th, 2020
Grape harvest almost wrapped up, goats and chickens completely out of control, garden essentially demolished... It's been a great year! I'm honestly astounded we even made it this far. We are rabbit proofing the garden fence, preparing the greenhouse for all-season growing, and thinking about putting... read more »

Smoke!The

Posted on September 19th, 2020
Grape harvest has been looking great! Until a week ago at least. The grapes did not ripen last week and now we are fighting for time as the Robins migrate down and eat with a voracious appetite. This also put a damper on our tomato production. We won't have any ripe tomatoes this week. We will likely... read more »

Tomatoes and chicken sausages!

Posted on September 6th, 2020
Tomatoes abound! We have several varieties of heirloom tomatoes available. We will plan to sun dry some and make chicken sausages with them as well which will be available in the following months. Wine making is under way and bubbling! We have been working hard all week picking Marechal Foch and turning... read more »

The Grape Harvest

Posted on August 22nd, 2020
Fresh on our minds this week has been the arrival of grape harvest. Our first red grapes, Marechal Foch, are a hybrid between American and European grape species. It is adapted to grow faster and withstand the harsher American climate. Early ripening is part of this scene and it regularly ripens end... read more »

Reseeding for fall

Posted on August 5th, 2020
As I walked through the garden this morning I noticed how well our little sprouts are doing. We have put in fall turnips, cover crops, and lots of our kale and broccoli have sprouted after going to seed. With mulch over the beds the soil is able to maintain a comfortable temperature and moisture content... read more »

Beet of the Heat

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Lately I have been slightly uncertain of what to do. We are experiencing drought this year on a level that is scary. The vineyard has not had constant irrigation all year even with my efforts to conserve water usage in the garden the tank is not able to fill up. It has been 3 weeks now without water.... read more »

Deer and Goats get hungry too!

Posted on July 12th, 2020
The deer have been coming down to visit! One in particular is persistant! Now that the creek is dry the goats are able to get across and come munch on things as well. However, we have worked through that pretty well and they are helping mow some of the wild grape vines and apple trees. Here now the balance... read more »