Farm News, November 20, 2018

Farm News It’s fitting that one of the craziest weather years we can remember was topped off by a 6-inch snowfall in the second week of November.  The snow caught us off guard and has caused us to put off tasks like mulching the garlic and strawberries until the white blanket melts off.  With frigid…

Farm News, November 13, 2018

Farm News We’ve had several nights in the mid 20’s which has effectively ended the outdoor growing season. That’s not to say we still don’t have a whole lot of food out in the field.  The crew has been busy covering some very nice lettuce, bok choy, spinach, and baby kale to get the crops through…

Farm News, November 6, 2018

Farm News Given the string of showery weather we’ve had lately, I think we have a good idea what it’s like to live in Seattle.  Luckily the clouds have been punctuated by a few of those brilliant, clear days that represent what we idealize as fall in New England.  Whether it’s rain or shine, we’ve…

Farm News, October 30, 2018

Farm News Even though the trees seem a little behind in shedding their leaves, the frosty mornings last week made it clear that the end of October was near, and it was time to get the garlic planted.  We have been curing our sweet potatoes in a small greenhouse, and we made extra use of…

Farm News, October 23, 2018

Farm News This week old man winter is giving us a preview of what’s to come in late November.  While folks in Anchorage bask in unseasonably warm weather, lots of cold air has been pouring into the Northeast.  Last week brought us some big frosts, and it looks like the hammer is coming down this…

Farm News October 16, 2018

Farm News Last week brought us more head scratching weather, as we sat there on Thursday trying to parse a forecast that had a hurricane remnant passing over the farm, followed by a frost warning …Within 24 hours of each other!  What was left of Hurricane Michael brought some gusty winds that made covering the…

Farm News, October 9, 2018

Farm News (Note: we are having technical detail with our image uploads. Please check out facebook for this week’s photo log!) The shorter days and turning tree colors tell us that fall is here, but it’s been hard to tell that from the temperatures.  We are well into October without a frost warning in sight,…

Farm News, October 2, 2018

Farm News Last week was a whirlwind of downpours, harvesting, late-season weeding, and the last of the season’s field plantings.  On Tuesday we had one event that brought down over 2 inches of rain in an afternoon. That kind of moisture makes it difficult for us to keep the last of the late fall plantings on…

Farm News, September 25, 2018

Farm News Last week we crossed the equinox, and fall officially began.  Like clockwork, the daily highs plunged into the 60’s, which felt like a deep freeze after the preceding weeks of hot and muggy weather.  It’s also left us wondering where all the days with highs in the mid 70’s have gone.  Conveniently, that’s…

Farm News, September 18, 2018

Farm News Seems like summer has gone on longer than usual this year, but even though it’s been hot and muggy instead of fair and crisp, mid-September is time to get the big harvests done on the farm.  With so many rainy days, that has become more and more difficult, so when two dry days…