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Dog Days (Ok, Kitty Days!) of Summer

No boys and girls, this is NOT in your CSA basket this week! Oh the terribly difficult life of being a cat… But the reality is that the dog days of summer are upon us. While many folks are enjoying their last weeks of summer vacation, we at the farm are in the throes of [...] Read More »

Drowning in Zucchini

Oh summer, summer, what a season, filled with long days of vivid sunlight and lush vegetation. Once again we’ve had nearly no spring, so the cool weather crops like spinach, peas and radishes were very short lived. On the other hand, many things have thrived, making early and prolific showing. Tomatoes are forming on the [...] Read More »

A Ducky Fourth of July

We hope everyone had a very lovely Independence Day. Here at the farm it was very ducky. Literally. Glenn’s parents arrived for some holiday barbeque with some feathered friends in tow. The first was a small flock of laying ducks. I believe the brown ones are Dark Campbell and the black Cayuga. I’m particularly hopeful [...] Read More »

A Few Random Thoughts

This hen hid herself way back, under the stairs in the barn in order to hatch out a brood of chicks. We keep bantam hens around just for that very purpose – they tend to go broody at the drop of a hat! They hatch indiscriminately – some have even been known to set on turkey eggs [...] Read More »

Going Buggy

A week or so ago we were ambushed by a surprise striped cucumber beetle infestation. One morning we were free and clear. The next afternoon I noticed a swarm of dragonflies, swooping around the garden. They were gorging on the horde of striped interlopers that were raiding our cucumber and summer squash seedlings.  The dragonflies [...] Read More »

Vegetable Relations

Basil and tomatoes have a torrid love affair. But potatoes and cucumbers are not on speaking terms. What? I’m talking about companion planting, not cooking. The idea is that certain plants, when planted in close proximity, assist (or hinder) each other in nutrient uptake, pest control, pollination and other factors as related to productivity. It [...] Read More »

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