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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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Early Garden Planting

I planted seeds at the greenhouse and am hopeful of the results. Here’s what I planted: Kale: Scarlet, Seed Savers Exchange, 60 days. Winterbor, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 60 days. Starbor, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 55 days. Celery: Tall Utah, Seed Savers … Continue reading

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Bunkering in During Snowfall

Snow began overnight and is expected to continue all day — the first real snow this winter. We need more from winter, a week of subzero temperatures to kill bugs in the ground and to stop the sap flow in … Continue reading

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Kale and Garlic Scape Pesto

Here’s a second recipe for kale and garlic scape pesto. The first uses walnuts and Parmesan cheese and can be found here. Get out the food processor and place it on the counter. Measure the following and place in the … Continue reading

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Armistice Day at Home

Most of Armistice Day was at home. The forecast had been rain, however, a clear fall day unfolded and I planted garlic. Pushing cloves into the ground with my thumb and index finger, I made two rows and covered them … Continue reading

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Garden is Planted, Dinner is Served

Ambient temperature hit 91 degrees Sunday, about 20 degrees above historical average. The heat continues, drying the topsoil, creating want of rain. An idea once held — the garden should be planted by Memorial Day — is outdated. As early crops come … Continue reading

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Hard Day and Easy Night

After hours in the kitchen garden much remained to be done after Saturday. Garden work began at 6 a.m. I moved to the kitchen at 3 p.m. and worked another four hours. I was steadily busy throughout waking hours with … Continue reading

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