“A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only things that must be done now, and things that can be done later. The threat the farm has got on you, the one that keeps you running from can until can’t, is this: do it now, or some living thing will wilt or suffer or die. It’s blackmail, really.”- Kristin Kimball, The Dirty Life
We've eaten our first cherry tomatoes, the eggplant are growing in size
A month into CSA pickup, how time flies! We bid farewell to CSA member Ashley, who has been volunteering with us over the past month. We'll miss you Ashley! Upon goodbyes, she gifted us with a beautiful book, a collection of essays by famous farmers, based on the question 'what advice would you give young farmers starting out'?
The synopsis of the book from their website is: WHY YOUNG FARMERS? We are about to witness the largest retirement of farmers in U.S. history. There
We're gearing up for some hot weather. For us this means starting our day at the crack of dawn to get as much done as we can before the heat sets in, irrigating in the evenings and mornings to help the crops absorb as much moisture as possible, drinking lots of water (when we remember), and taking care of ourselves before dehydration or sun poisoning sets in.
I hope you have all tried something in the past couple of weeks that you hadn't had before! We've been loving the
As we prepare for yet another week full of rain it seems that this rainy weather might not come to an end. Over the past 3 weeks we have received almost 8 inches of rain at the farm. These are Pacific Northwest conditions, not what we are used to in New Jersey. We find our ability to get into the field and make/compost beds for planting has about a 12 hour opening each time before the skies open up again.
While many think this is a great thing for our crops, it actually