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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

Seeds to Transplant

 

Farm Journal – week of

July 30 2017 – August 5 2017

 

This week David planted beet, kale,  spinach and mustard seeds in open ground and I transplanted seedlings that will be planted in the tunnels, in about a month.

We also celebrated our eldest son’s birthday.

Happy Birthday Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Market Today – Cooking

 

Too soft, damaged, deformed

Alpha and Omega

 

Farm Journal – week of

July 23 2017 – July 29 2017

 

 

This week David  began to harvest the black-eyed peas and put in his last rotation of beans.