This year we actually had spring! It has been glorious – a mix of sun, rain, cool nights and more sun. All this has led to some nice harvests the past couple of weeks and the small Birdtown plot has sprung to life again. Here are some recent pics….
Although it’s been hot and dry, everything on the farm looks rock solid and we are having our best year yet. I’m not sure if it’s all the great WWOOF volunteers, the drip irrigation system, the compost tea brewing, or maybe we are just finally starting to get the hang of farming….I’m not sure, but we […]
Well, it’s not much, but we did get some honey from the girls this year. Unfortunately, the hive couldn’t recover from an early summer swarm and a second swarm later in the summer. We tried to re-queen (you can buy a queen on the internet for $20), but for whatever reason, it didn’t work and […]
We are well into the cold months and we are still enjoying onions, garlic, potatoes and even carrots as part of our weekly meals. It will be a sad day when I have to buy onions at the grocery store again. Potatoes and garlic should hold through winter and carrots are still in the ground. […]
This weekend we decided to be done for the season. We still have produce in the ground, and we plan to harvest what we can and have given away some veggies to family, friends and loyal customers, but we are also tired and ready to move into planning mode for next season. We learned a […]
This year we are planting winter rye as our cover crop. Why rye, you ask? Well, let’s back up and talk about the importance of cover crops, in general. Planting a cover crop is a great way to add organic matter to soil. It also helps break up clay soils to help with drainage and […]
Spink has been watching the real estate listings for another piece of land ever since we started farming this season. After a reality check on the fact that we probably need to keep our real jobs for at least another year, we decided to scale back. By simply looking in the back yard, we have […]