We used to have carrots and pumpkins.

“One for the squirrel, one for the crow, three to come up and two to grow.” In years gone by, this little rhyme must have been taught to kids from an early age as part of the training they would need once the family farm had fallen to the care of the next generation. Thinking…

Cold Snaps and Angry Farmers.

The second week of May did not show signs of becoming any more welcoming.  In fact, we suffered a drastic cold snap that sent us scrambling to cover a dozen 4 x 20 garden beds.  This put us in a dire situation for two reasons: first, we did not have enough plastic to cover them…

Spring Forward

It feels like spring might finally be arriving soon.  We had snowfall several times last week and the temperatures dropped well below what they should be for this time of year.  Still, as I make my way around the property, it feels like spring is coming.  I am not exactly sure why I have the…

Ode to Warm Water

His home is like a rabbit-burrow, under turf mounds… Today was surprisingly warm for the winter season, and though this meant that most of my paths were pretty well muddied, it was nice being able to refill water troughs with the outside spigot. Frozen water is one of the largest hurdles for us during the…