Posts Tagged ‘garden’


033Rich is working on the coop for our new girls. Big reveal soon! 031 032 034

The high tunnels are almost complete!028Our garden is looking tasty!

024We have lots of delicious greens available!


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Our first cucumber harvest gave us 8 pints of dill pickles made with fresh dill, and cured garlic, right from our own garden! I have a feeling these are going to be delicious!

Tomorrow, I’ll be canning about 10 pints of zucchini salsa, YUM!


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We had visitors to the farm this weekend! Farmer Rich’s parents, and CSA members, Rich and Mary, and brother Tim, came to pick up their share, and volunteered an afternoon to help weed.

The Crew at work.

Mary working the Big Wheel

Tim working the rake

I wish I had a before and after picture of the bed they weeded, because it’s spotless! Not a weed in sight!

Thanks for the much needed help!

(Come back anytime!)

In other news, we have new veggies coming in! The latest is our pumpkins:

And my grandmothers heirloom Hollyhocks have bloomed, and they are just beautiful.

And that’s what’s happening!


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CSA Week 5

Well, we’re really coming into it now! This week is the last week for radishes until the fall. (This bunch is a LITTLE spicy.) And it looks like the snow peas are done.

But yellow summer squash is coming in, and there should be some ready for harvest next week! So here’s the scoop on this week’s basket:

  • Red sails lettuce
  •  Red oak leaf lettuce
  • Head lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Bunch of small beets (with greens)
  • Green onions
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli head
  • Mixed Radishes
  • Fresh garlic bunch
  • 1/4lb Snow peas
  • 2lbs early Russet potatoes
  • Rhubarb (not pictured, because I forgot)

Bon Appetit!


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What the spud?!

“One of these things is not like the others…”

(It’s a potato!!)



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So I was strolling the beds today, and noticed a few select potato plants were looking a little funky. I was thinking it might have been under watering making them wilt, because it’s been so dry. I decided to yank them. Surprisingly, it was almost as if they were too wet. The stems right at the surface of the soil had started to rot. Weird. And it’s only on two plants in two separate beds. Hopefully it’s not catchy. But, I dug around a little, and found these little cuties.

A Yukon Gold, and Red Pontiac, about the size of a small lemon. FUN! I can’t wait for the main harvest.

Whilst on my stroll, I also found:

Yellow Summer Squash

Rutgers Tomato



Ok, this next thing isn’t really “What’s to come” so much as it is “I just harvested it, maybe early, because I was so excited.” But here it is!


I’ve been debating about this harvest. I’ve never grown garlic (successfully) before, and everything I’ve read says knowing when to harvest can be tricky. You’re supposed to watch for brown leaves. Great, I feel like they’ve been brown for months. But since last week, they really started to brown and yellow. I figured with the crazy warm spring, a few weeks earlier than expected would be reasonable, right? Well, I was right. These puppies are big, with nice full cloves, and a wonderful fresh garlic scent.

I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. And the fun’s just started! 🙂





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