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

Farm Happenings for February 25, 2019

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
It has been a very trying week on the farm with more than 6 inches of rain recorded for the week.  The picture shows flood waters right at the door step of the berry patch.  The river has risen since that picture was taken so I'm afraid they are under water.  I hope to investigate later... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 21, 2019

Posted on February 18th, 2019
Spring planting and prepping continues this week in the high tunnels. We need to start prepping outside but with 5 plus inches of rain coming this week it will be a long time before we can.   The picture shows me getting the early tomato houses ready. We should be planting those in early March.   Be... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 18, 2019

Posted on February 16th, 2019
We got all these baby plants in the ground this past week! You can only plant greens this time of year and still only plant in the high tunnels. These are replacement crops of kale, chard, collards and lettuce.  Our overwintered crops will be no good pretty soon.  We also planted more spinach,... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 14, 2019

Posted on February 11th, 2019
The picture shows thousands of baby plants ready to get in the ground.  Spring planting begins!  You can still only plant various greens this time of year. These are replacement crops for collards, kale, chard and lettuce.  Soon I hope to direct seed more arugula, spinach, beets, and bok... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 7, 2019

Posted on February 4th, 2019
Prepping for Spring planting has begun! I love the smell of fresh tilled soil in the spring. After going all winter without smelling the tilled soil it's like a glass of cold water on a hot summer day.  So refreshing!   This week we will plant lettuce, kale, collards and Swiss Chard to... read more »

Farm Happenings for January 31, 2019

Posted on January 28th, 2019
The strawberry plants are looking great for this time of year! They'll be ready in about 3 more months. Our deer fence is doing a fine job of protecting them. read more »

Farm Happenings for January 25th, 2019

Posted on January 25th, 2019
The coldest day of the year is always a great day to stay inside and order seeds! The picture shows where I was stationed the better part of the day last Monday (in my pajamas no less).  I order seeds by starting from the beginning of the season with what I plant first and finishing with what I... read more »

Farm Happenings for January 24, 2019

Posted on January 21st, 2019
The coldest day of the year is always a great day to stay inside and order seeds! The picture shows where I've been stationed the better part of the day (in my pajamas no less).  I order seeds by starting from the beginning of the season with what I plant first and finishing with what I plant last... read more »

Farm Happenings January 17, 2019

Posted on January 17th, 2019
We are expecting a cold blast Sunday night so we are getting ahead of it with some harvests this weekend.  We can't harvest greens when they are frozen and they'll probably be frozen most of the day Monday!   This weekend I'll start working on my big spring seed order. I love looking... read more »