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More Than Just Growing

 

Farm Journal – weeks of

October 8 2017 – October 14 2017

 

David filled the greenhouse growing beds. I laid off the rows and set out small leaf greens.

 

I also transplant chard into larger pots .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


David has been painting the inside of the house. Here he is using the air compressor to clean the dust from a louvered door. After cleaning two he primed them.

 

 

Sorting Things Out

 

Farm Journal – weeks of

 September 17 2017 – October 7 2017

 I started to sort through all the paper tubes and yogurt cups that we have been saving and our customers have been bring to us at our markets (Thank you Robert). I cut the TP tubes in half and the longer tubs into five equal pieces and one smaller piece. Some of the tubes I used to start some chard. I used the cups for basil plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David has been doing a lot of work in the house these past few weeks but he still makes time to weed and till.

 

 

 

End of Summer

 

Autumn Equinox

2017

 Northern Hemisphere

 4:02 PM 

Friday, September 22

 

 

 

Pea Time

 

Farm Journal – weeks of

September 3  2017 – September 16 2017 

 

Most of the tomato plants have been removed from our main patch.

 

 

 

The peas are so spindly that David had to prop them up with hay.

 

 

 

Fading Summer

 

Autumn Equinox

2017

 Northern Hemisphere

 4:02 PM 

Friday, September 22

 

 

 

Fading Summer

 

Autumn Equinox

2017

 Northern Hemisphere

 4:02 PM 

Friday, September 22

 

 

 

Out With the Old

 

Farm Journal – weeks of

August 6 2017 –  Sept 4 2017 

For the past month we have been taking out the old and putting in the new.

It is time to move the strawberry bed. David dug up the healthiest looking plants and potted them. The hope is that they will send out runners which we will replant in the new bed. After the desired plants were  removed David tilled the old bed.  The new bed will be on both sides of the trellis behind David.

 

 I harvest the baby popcorn, from the right side of the trellis, and peeled back the husk and let them dry. David cut down those plants.

 

Our main tomato patch is looking poorly and is coming out this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, our second smaller patch is still going strong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David removed some tomato plants last week and planted pea seedlings.

 

“O.K. so much for the photo op. send the intern down to finish this.” David is delusional no interns here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When David harvested the potatoes from this bed he sowed it with buckwheat and Daikon radishes. The Daikons are not for harvesting. Their roots will grow and die in place and hopefully loosen the hard soil.