Farm Happenings at Persephone Market Garden
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Farm Happenings at Persephone Market Garden

March Rains

Posted on March 26th, 2021
After a dry March, the rain is pouring down today. Almost all the snow has melted, even in our veggie field, which is usually the last to be snow-free. And that means the soil is very vulnerable to erosion at this point in the year, when few living plants are growing in the soil and holding the soil... read more »

Starting seeds

Posted on March 16th, 2021
Seeds have arrived, the germination chamber is full, tiny seedlings are emerging.There is the excitement of the dreams of a coming growing season.Possibilities and hopes.And the challenges of working within the current seed, agriculture and food system, while seeing many of its problems and trying to... read more »

Sheep shearing

Posted on March 4th, 2021
Early March is sheep shearing time here at Persephone. The girls are expecting their lambs for early April and so this is  the latest that we can shear them, without causing too much discomfort. I've been pregnant, I can appreciate this! We prefer to have the ewes shorn before lambing, because... read more »