Farming life lately has been all about logistics--there has been a lot of little details to work out regarding CSA boxes and delivery, figuring out pricing for our produce, and getting ready to head to farmers' market in the next couple weeks! Then becoming more efficient and everything we do. So, whew, here is a little photo break from all of that...then back out to weed, trellis tomatoes (got the posts in this morning), mulch, practice setting up the market tent, and hang some laundry on the line. Enjoy the large photo tour :)
|Cucumbers--tiny ones have started, so it won't be long now!|
|John planting our first willows (narrow-leaved variety), that will|
attract beneficial insects and protect against wind.
|It's soooo awesome.|
|Emily monitoring for cabbageworms on the brussel sprouts.|
|Mother Schneider came down last weekend and helped|
weed the tomatoes--thanks mom!
|John's dad, Larry, came and helped work on framing in the walk-in|
|John, and a partial cooler wall.|
|The garlic is drying down to early, and some bulbs are|
rotted from the moisture, but there's still bulbing going on
in there--just not as much as hoped for.
|Sunset on the farm.|
|Buckwheat was planted in this bed, then fall broccoli seeded |
down the middle. I just took out the buckwheat and left
it as mulch.
|Dino, or Lacinato, Kale|
|Parsnips, radishes, parsnips.|
|Four sowing of beets and kohlrabi--the fourth is just|
starting to germinate.
|Onions are bulbing.|
|Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage--a beaut. Staring|
to form its elongated heads.
|Celery is a water hog, I made it happy by mulching it|
yesterday. (Cucumbers on the trellis.)
|The re-sowing of chard is coming along, bordered|
|Two beds of tomatoes were mulched yesterday,|
we'll finish the rest today, and start
|Bean are a climbin'.|
|Blue potatoes, purple flowers.|
|Squash is flowering and starting to wander.|
|Three successions of corn.|