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…

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…