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September

Here we are again in the midst of harvest season! It’s been a very busy summer, as usual, but different this year. Two trips to the east coast interrupted some planting and harvesting, but we decided to make friends with … Continue reading

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Warming to the Season, 2022

Another chilly Spring has kept us out of the garden for March and most of April this year, but now that May has arrived, things seem to be warming up just a bit. But the soil is still cold and … Continue reading

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A New Season Awaits

Blessings to all in this season of celebration, remembrance, renewal and relaxation! As we look forward to a new year, the long evening quiet gives us time to think, plan and dream. Enjoy the season, the present, the possibilities. Stay … Continue reading

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Heading to May

Potatoes are in. We’re prepping the tomato- pepper patch for planting as soon as the danger of frost is in the rear view mirror. Garden peas and the first round of carrots are in, snap peas and beans are next. … Continue reading

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Spring 2021: Turning the Page

So here we are in mid-April already and we’ve experienced everything from snow and ice to temperatures nearing 80 degrees. It’s a wild ride this spring. And as the country attempts to open up after Covid shut-down, we are probably … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2021!

Just like everyone, we are raring to get “back to normal,” but we’re not quite there yet! Uncertainty still rules, but either we’ve adjusted to the insecurity or we are just looking on the bright side now that Covid 19 … Continue reading

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Changes on the Farm for Summer 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life around the world for many people, and we don’t expect “back to normal” for most people will come anytime soon. What is “normal” on a small farm? Normal is fairly quiet here. Isolation seems … Continue reading

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Welcome, Spring!

After possibly the shortest, warmest winter on record, we are back on the farm, and along with everyone else in the country, practicing social distancing due to the novel coronavirus.  Living on a small farm in a rural community that … Continue reading

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Slowly, Fall Arrived

October arrived with temperatures still close to 80. Some rain and cooler temperatures later in the week brought on the autumn, slowly, but without a hard frost until Halloween night arrived with snow and nighttime temps in the 20s. That … Continue reading

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Drowning in Cherry Tomatoes

Seems like cherry tomatoes are the first to ripen when we’re craving those big, round slicing fruits, and then they keep us busy picking all summer long. What to do with baskets of cherry tomatoes when you’ve snacked on as … Continue reading

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