Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm
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Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm

The Flip Side to Farming

Posted on July 31st, 2020
In this era of Instagram, farming is full of sunsets over the fields, brightly colored produce, and close-ups of farm animals. To be honest, I think farmers are quite comfortable with this rosy portrayal because we wear rose colored glasses ourselves. We grow veggies and raise animals so we can eat1 read more »

Renewed Purpose

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Farm-ily,  What an incredible, momentous day it’s been! You’ll never believe what happened…. It RAINED. Finally! All kidding aside, after weeks of drought the paths began the fields resembled lunar landscapes. If we had any less infrastructure for irrigation, our CSA shares1 read more »

Ripe for the Picking

Posted on July 17th, 2020
There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a beautifully ripe slice of watermelon and savoring that textbook bite of summer. There’s also nothing quite like cutting open the same watermelon and finding that it’s pale, and hard, and decidedly unready to eat. When we walk th1 read more »

Surfing the Heat Wave

Posted on July 10th, 2020
Happy (hot) Friday, Farm-ily!  We’ve seen some headlines this week that the DC Metro area is breaking records for the longest hot streak. Today is the 15th day in a row at 90 degrees or above. The Farm office is littered with electrolyte packets and sunscreen. Ice cream suddenly seems li1 read more »

Prudent Pruning

Posted on July 3rd, 2020
Happy Fourth of July, Farm-ily! I have a near-infamous appreciation for the aroma of fresh basil. So much, in fact, that I grow it indoors in my living room where I can smell it while I drink my tea in the morning on the couch! My indoor basil plant is currently tipped with budding white flowers, s1 read more »