Farm Happenings at Rise N Shine Farm
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Farm Happenings at Rise N Shine Farm

Farm Happenings for December 10, 2018

Posted on December 7th, 2018
The cold wet winter is well upon us now but the crops in the high tunnels are looking good and happy! We have a lot of winter projects to keep us busy besides the usual harvesting and packing.  Lots of equipment to fix, a walk in cooler to build, chicken house to finish building and even another... read more »

Farm Happenings for December 3, 2018

Posted on December 1st, 2018
We had our first hard freeze of the year this past week.  To me that means mid to low 20s.  We picked all the tomatoes and covered a lot of crops in the high tunnels. As the days get shorter and colder the crops grow slower and slower. But the greens and roots get sweeter!  read more »

Farm Happenings for November 26, 2018

Posted on November 23rd, 2018
Welcome to the first week of the cool season! At pick up remember to only take the box with your name on it.  Only take eggs if eggs are listed on your label.  Next week bring your flattened box back and we can reuse it.  See the video link below on how to properly breakdown a box so it... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 9th, 2018

Posted on November 9th, 2018
THANK YOU for letting us grow your food this year!!This is the last week of the main season.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We will have a lighter work week next week and then set our sites on fixing equipment that broke this season and get ready to grow more food! Mitch read more »

Farm Happenings for November 2nd, 2018

Posted on November 2nd, 2018
Where are the flea beetles!? I don't know that I have ever seen bok choy look this good.  Not one flea beetle to be found.  These are the pests that riddle the leaves with holes and can 'skeletonize' the leaves. They were brutal this spring but now they are no where to be found! I'm very thankful... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 26th, 2018

Posted on October 26th, 2018
Last week we were in a mad rush to complete outdoor projects before the rain set in.  We got a lot done! The picture shows limestone that was spread on our new field.  I plowed it in before the rain so the field will be ready for next spring.  Pulverized limestone adds calcium and raised... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 19th, 2018

Posted on October 13th, 2018
Our fall crops are enjoying this cooler weather. It's amazing how much happier they seem when it cools down and how well spinach seeds germinate when it's not 90 degrees! read more »

Farm Happenings for October 6th, 2018

Posted on October 6th, 2018
It ain't all roses as they say.  Never had a complete kale crop failure in the fall in 14 years of growing it but I guess there's always room for a first time.  The picture shows where rows of kale should be but it's mostly weeds instead. I believe this has been the hardest late summer/early... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 24, 2018

Posted on September 21st, 2018
The hens are out! And so is Annie!  They are all loving running around the new greenery.   We have a few new crops this week with more to come soon.  This week we are digging sweet potatoes and making strawberry beds. It's about time to plant them again! read more »