• 2024 Spring Equinox: Cows, Compost & Community

    Cows, compost and community came together during the vernal equinox on the farm. I rented a compost tea sprayer, and we tackled the job of sprinkling horn manure over the approximately 100 acres of pastures, hay fields and gardens. Six to eight garden plots get it once or twice a year, applied with a whisk…

  • Invasive Species

    Wintertime, the down time for a vegetable farmer without a greenhouse, finds me in the forest repairing barbed-wire fences. While there, I meander off with my trusty loppers and cut poison ivy vines at the base of the trees they are snaking up. The revelation that this obnoxious plant did not thrive as a woodland…

  • Life Forces

    The forces generating life processes are fast asleep underneath our snow-covered farm. Evidence of their previous activities reveal themselves in tree trunks and the anastomosis of the bare branches stretching skyward. Growth is not visible at this time of year, but the life forces involved are not inactive. When the winter sun’s angle to the…

  • Enjoying Spring

    I’m enjoying a relaxed spring, as the CSA has retired, and no longer requires the hustle and bustle that I’ve become accustomed to. We are still farming, though, we being Phil and I, both at retirement age, and Glyn at 84 and apparently a long way from retirement. We move slower, but efficiently and grow…

  • Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz

    Ever wanted to meet the world-famous fermentation guru and author, Sandor Katz? Now is your chance to spend the day talking ferments, picking vegetables, and learning how to make kimchi and sauerkraut with Sandor himself! Arrival is at 9:30 am, then we will go around the farm at 10am picking all the vegetables you will…

  • 2022 Fall Equinox