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…

Farm News, September 11, 2018

Farm News Last week we powered through what we hope is our last heat wave of the season.  We capped off a very hot summer with temperatures which put one in a “is this just about over yet?” kind of mood.  But the harvest must go on!  The crew tried to get into the high…

Farm News September 4, 2018

Farm News Rather than sound like a broken record and complain about the current round of hot, sticky weather, or the fact that our pepper crop is delayed three weeks because the flowers dropped during the super hot July weather, or that our corn ears are on the small side because they developed during the…

Farm News, August 28, 2018

Farm News After about 5 weeks of hot and rainy, we’re taking an abrupt turn toward the hot and dry.  It’s funny how quick we can go from wishing it would stop raining, to wishing it would start.  Maybe someday we can figure out how to get the rain on a 4-day dry, 1-day wet…

Farm News, August 21, 2018

Farm News We’ve definitely experienced a case of the soggies for about the last 5 weeks.  On Sunday, we took a break from the farm and headed to the Bridgewater Fair, where evidence of excessive rain was everywhere.  Our first activity was to help push a minivan stuck in the mud in the parking lot! …

Farm News, August 14, 2018

Farm News   Looks like another hot and humid week is upon us.  It’s been hard to string two dry days together to get the fields dry enough for planting and cultivating, and on Saturday we found ourselves parking the tractor powered transplanter, and getting on our hand and knees in the rain to get…

Farm News, August 7, 2018

Farm News A fine case of the hot and muggies has set in, and it almost seems like we are farming on a different planet compared to the dry, dry months of May and June.  While it makes weeding and planting – and just generally being in the field – difficult, most crops are doing…