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

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 »

Farm Happenings for June 4, 2020

Posted on June 2nd, 2020
With the summer heat finally settling in, we've moved our start time back to 6 am. This cool time in the mornings is when we focus on harvesting the greens. Crops like lettuce and kale need to be cut before the sun warms the leaves, which in turn increases their respiration rate.   After the morning... read more »

Farm-built Finger Weeder

Posted on May 26th, 2020
The machine really helps us manage the weeks that grow between the plants in the row. The rubber fingers "brush" out the weeds without killing the crop we are cultivating. What an amazing tool!   read more »

Farm Happenings for May 28, 2020

Posted on May 22nd, 2020
SUMMER CROPS As soon as we pass our frost free date (May 10th at Lazy Eight Stock Farm), the work really cracks open. All the summer crops come out of the safe haven in the greenhouse, and land into the harsh reality of the natural world. It's all happening on the farm right now, and we're excited to... read more »