The garlic is poking its beautiful head through and smack in the middle of the holes in the black landscape fabric…..yeah! Click here to read how we planted a couple of weeks ago.
In the upcoming 2009 November election here in Ohio, we will be voting on an issue relating to the care and welfare of livestock animals. The actual ballot language can be found at The Ohio Ballot Board, Issue 2. It is not long; it is worth reading. And here is a nice unbiased breakdown of […]
We recently had the opportunity to try out our plow at Urban Growth Farms, our friends’ farm in Ohio City. They have got the SPIN farming method down. Take a look at their sweet beds! When we were there, they were getting their garlic in the ground.
Since we purchased the Grillo Tractor with the Berta Rotary Plow attachment (now affectionately known as Bertha), we’ve been contemplating how we can use this to help other small farmers, while at the same time generating income for our farm venture to keep it sustainable. One idea is to turn the plow into a service […]
It’s fall and that means apples. Applesauce, apple crisp, apple pancakes….Yesterday we boiled the apples for applesauce. Applesauce Recipe Makes about 10 quarts lots of apples – we filled a 12 qt. pan and half of an 8 qt. pan (sorry….we didn’t weigh before hand) cinnamon – 2 tbs. water Wash and cut the apples. […]
It’s fall and that means time to plant garlic! This year we’ve increased our garlic production significantly and have high hopes for tasty garlic next summer. We ordered about 7 pounds of organic garlic, including the following: From Peaceful Valley 1 lb. California Early White Garlic 1 lb. Music Garlic 1 lb. Georgian Fire Garlic […]
Beautiful fall weekend, so we went to visit some local farms in the region. Below are a few pics….. Sirna’s Farm Eddy Fruit Farm We picked 98 pounds of apples and grapes at Eddy’s this year and plan to make applesauce and grape juice. Eddy Fruit Farm is about 97 acres of land. And, a […]
The strawbale compost is full…..well, at least pretty full. We covered it with straw in hopes to keep it insulated. The plan is to allow the pile to fully compost and use it next spring to amend the soil. Now we’ve started filling another straw bale structure, which we’ll fill over the winter.
Have you ever planted something and then just kind of left it, thinking maybe that will grow, maybe not…..Well, that’s what happened when we planted sweet potatoes. The vines went crazy. Still, we weren’t sure what to expect since we hadn’t grown sweet potatoes before. Pulling up the vine led us to a few exposed […]