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First Seedlings from the Greenhouse

Sunday I brought home the kale seedlings I planted March 10 from the farm. They are ready to go into the ground as soon as the soil is prepped, maybe this week. Five weeks from seed to seedling. In the … Continue reading

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Burn Pile

I lit the burn pile with two matches and a pile of scrap paper but the long branches didn’t all burn. In fact, most of them didn’t, except in the middle where fire took hold for a while then died … Continue reading

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Sound of Children Playing at the Farm

This week at the farm it was another light day of 21 trays of 120 seedling blocks. One of the seeders brought some children whose voices could be heard while they played with the farm dogs most of the time … Continue reading

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On a Warm Spring Day

Saturday was the first spring day with temperatures in the low 70s. I spent a few hours raking and using the chainsaw, beginning yard clean up. More clean up remains but I’ve learned to take it easy until returning to … Continue reading

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First Dig

On Monday I inspected the garden plots and the ground remained too cold and wet. Later in the week I made the first dig and the soil was clean of frost the 10-inch length of the divot. There were earthworms … Continue reading

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Pivot to Gardening

The first spadeful of garden soil revealed an absence of frost the length of the 10-inch divot — and plenty of earthworms. It’s time to plant peas, lettuce, turnips — the early, albeit late vegetables. It’s also pretty exciting. Like … Continue reading

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Germinating Leeks

I felt very American on the way to the farm. A flock of wild turkeys took flight from the field on the east side of our lane, and a bald eagle was picking at a deer carcass along 120th Street. … Continue reading

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