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No Dancing This Week


Farm Journal – week of

April 9 2017 – April 15 2017  




David finished planting the Green Giant evergreens along our border and tilled up the old kale bed in anticipation of being out of commission, for a day or two, because of his CT guided ablation procedure he experienced on Tuesday.



He was right! The anesthesia knocked him for a loop and the after procedure pain was more intense than expected.

However, on Friday and Saturday he made up for lost time.




We removed the winter cover from tunnel A and put up a critter barrier.







Then David weeded the cabbage and planted his 1st rotation of Contender beans.





On Saturday David tilled our tomato rows again and I set out about 100 plants. Then David covered them with netting for protection. He also worked up a bed for his Roma beans.


Coming Up


Farm Journal – week of

April 2 2017 – April 8 2017  




David’s beans are coming up and will be planted out in a few weeks.

He also started some cucumbers and squash for market retail. They are just starting to break the surface.






The purple cauliflower that survived our coldest days of winter has gone to seed. This plant is an example of survival of the fittest and natural selection at work, with a little help from humans.













 The tomato seedlings are ready for market and the peas are in full bloom

David bought 15 Green Giant trees from Tim Belcher

of Rolling Meadows Farm and started to plant them.


First Blooms


Farm Journal – week of

March 26 2017 – April 1 2017  



First blooms of the new season, rat tail radish and peas.









All of our winter kale went to seed. I pulled up the plants in tunnel C and cut down our open-air patch. David will till it under once the ground dries.













The onions are up and the tomato seedlings are doing well.

David added another string to his peas.

Breaking New Ground


Farm Journal – week of

March 19 2017 – March 25 2017  


David worked up five 80′ rows in our new growing area.

The plan is to leave the grass between the crops. In the fall the exposed rows will be sown in rye and the grass rows will be turned and sown with a legume cover crop, which will be turned under next spring.









David put in nine 30′ rows of onions in bed B and worked up three rows in the back garden.















He also put in a small bed for turnips and beets.








Turing the compost pile was also on his agenda.



Vernal Equinox – 6:28 am

What is it all about?


It Is Fixed


Farm Journal – week of

March 12 2017 – March 18 2017  



David finished fixing the tiller.

He started to work up the area were tunnel B was and is  incorporating  it into the area next to it, enlarging our new B patch.








These seedlings have been waiting to be planted out but the weather has delayed that. They will be going into the ground shortly.




Tomato seedlings waiting to be transplanted.





Still Counting Down

Spring is on  Monday, 20 March 2017

4 days remain till Spring