Archive for September, 2012

Hooray for rotten food

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

The weather has been so perfect this weekend – in the mid seventies, low humidity, sunshine – that I got some good work done in the garden. Checking off some of those tasks on my epic to-do list feels so good! Among other things, I finally got the compost sorted and turned over. I got […]

Plans in motion

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The strawberry transplants in the last post aren’t just one task on a never-ending list of farm chores. They’re part of the tentative plan that’s hatching in my brain for next year: I’m thinking about opening a tiny roadside produce stand! Maybe just a couple days of the week on the honor system (wish I […]

Gearing up

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

There are so many cleanup & improvement tasks in the garden that I don’t even know where to begin. 1) I need to expand the chicken coop, for soon there will be 12 chickens in there. 2) I need to buy and replant a cherry tree because mine died. Come to think of it, I’d […]

New toy

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Part 1 in Plan Farm Cleanup is a doozy: Mama bought a tiller! Finally! I’ve wanted one for so very long… I feel like a real grown-up gardener now.   I had been trying to do the whole garden more or less no-till, with my trusty shovel thrown in when it had to be… but […]

Spring cleaning in Fall

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done anything at all with the farm. This was according to plan; with the infant I knew I wouldn’t have time to care for it properly and I didn’t want to feel torn or guilty. Plus, it’s good for the poor soil back there to be left […]