Harvest

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Late June Harvest Update

Late June Harvest Update

Well, it's official, we're off to our slowest harvest season since we began tracking harvests a few years ago. I blame all of the transition we've faced since last fall (yes, I'm really going back that far) for our lack of bounty in the garden. You know, lack of time, lack of planning, barely pushing seeds into soil, setting up…
Strawberries!!!

Strawberries!!!

We had our first real strawberry harvest late last week! After a very long day at work, when I was ready to, literally, get in bed by 7:00, Kim found them and called me outside.  Is there a better way to cap off such a day than with 10 ounces of juicy, ripe, gorgeously red strawberries?  It's amazing how wonderful a…
2014’s First Harvest ::: Rhubarb

2014’s First Harvest ::: Rhubarb

Yesterday afternoon, as a storm rolled in, I attempted to get the last of our transplants into the garden thinking that the rain and forecasted cooler temps over the next couple of days would do them wonders! Apparently, I mis-judged how quickly the storm would come in because I only got so far as to get the Asparagus and the…
The Benefits of Urban Farming

The Benefits of Urban Farming

It seems as though Urban Farming is one of those things that more and more people are catching on to.  A few years ago, when I would talk to people in our community about our chickens and bees and all of the veggie beds we were building, more often than not I would be looked at either in confusion or…
2013 Lessons & Reflections

2013 Lessons & Reflections

What a whirlwind 2013 has proven to be! I thought that, given all of the lessons we have learned in 2013, a reflection of sorts would be a nice way to bring it all to a close. So, here are some of my reflections on 2013...personal, professional and farm related... Family With the flight of my first daughter and the…
2013 Harvest Totals

2013 Harvest Totals

After a banner year in 2012, I have to admit that I have been quite disappointed with our harvest totals for 2013. Not that ~200 lbs of food is anything to sneeze at, but the comparison is a bit sad. The truth is, there are factors that can be controlled (my attention to sprouts and plants alike, my complete inability…
Grow, Harvest, Eat

Grow, Harvest, Eat

Last weekend was an absolute whirlwind of activity!  Do you ever feel like you need another weekend to recover from your weekend?  Yeah...me too!  Happy Monday!!!There was the work on the chicken coop first thing Friday morning in order to help make the Ladies a bit happier after all the rains and mud and chilly nights we've been having.  Then…