Farm Happenings at Lazy Eight Stock Farm
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Farm Happenings at Lazy Eight Stock Farm

Farm Happenings for August 27, 2020

Posted on August 26th, 2020
At the end of August, and the first weeks of September we really start to see the transition into fall on the farm. The insects and weeds are nearing the end of their summer life cycle, and focus all their energy into the transition as well. It seems as thought weeds will sprout and produce seed within... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 20, 2020

Posted on August 18th, 2020
As we roll into fall, we begin to think about where things will be planted next season. It's an energizing activity for this time of year, when many of the summer crops begin to reach the end of their productive season. The days are shorter, the heavy dews increase disease pressure, and the insect pests... read more »

Bean Trellis

Posted on August 11th, 2020
This week are are starting to harvest a few of our heirloom half-runner beans. We will have limited quantities to start with this week, but we expect for the harvest to last about 3-4 weeks and the rains we have received should help keep the beans looking good during the hot weather. Last Thursday, we... read more »

The Potato Harvest

Posted on July 28th, 2020
Potato Harvest Until now, we've been harvesting potatoes as needed for your weekly deliveries. Usually we'll dig a couple beds every other week so we have enough fresh potatoes to fill the orders, but it's almost time to harvest the entire field. We wait until the vines have died so the potatoes have... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 23, 2020

Posted on July 21st, 2020
As the farm expanded over the last several years, my work has transitioned from the doer to the coordinator and observer. Instead of being the person driving the tractor, I am usually walking behind to make sure the cultivators are properly adjusted, planters dropping seeds to the correct depth and transplanters... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 9, 2020

Posted on July 6th, 2020
POTATOES Out 2020 potato crop met the harsh reality that came with the freeze in early May. It was a difficult situation... we lost of of our strawberry crop and had to "unplant" several thousand tomatoes we had in the field. No reasonable amount of row cover would have saved the tomatoes from the cold,... read more »

Farm Happenings - June 23, 2020

Posted on June 23rd, 2020
Weeding Staying ahead of the weeds is the name of the game in vegetable farming. Managing the weeds well means keeps the weeds in check before the crops are ever planted. We start by rotating the crops grown in each field to disrupt the natural cycle of weeds that germinate. If we start with a clean... read more »