December is a blur to me. After being pregnant for nine months, my baby, who was due on December 14th, was more than 2 weeks late. She was born at home, big and healthy, on January 2nd and we are overwhelmed with happiness to finally hold her.
In the meantime, crops in the garden . . . → Read More: Back in Business
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After just a couple of days the flooding subsided. The impact of such hard rain on . . . → Read More: Field Update After the Flood
According to my records I sowed carrots on October 11th, 2011. Just 8 weeks later and I’m harvesting these beautiful, big carrots for the CSA. They are especially sweet after a cold snap early in the week. It got down into the 30′s for a brief period, a blessing for carrots and greens, but . . . → Read More: Harvesting Carrots
As a farmer sometimes I loose perspective on which vegetables people consider a treat or a chore to eat. Radishes are probably not a favorite. Although they are one of the most common veggies in other cultures, in America we don’t have many comfort food uses for them. In the garden they are a . . . → Read More: Portrait of a Radish
I’m aware that the title of this post is pretty dramatic, especially because I’m just talking about bean plants, but the truth is that the 150 feet of red yard long beans at the farm meant a lot to me and it was difficult to put an end to them last week. They were . . . → Read More: Life and Death of the Yard Long Beans
My first attempt at growing yard long beans has so far been very rewarding. The bright green vines vigorously grew up the trellising and began flowering within 40 days, which is half the estimated time on the seed packet. A week later, being today, I harvested the first beautiful 5 bunches! They are my . . . → Read More: Yard Long Beans