When the Pigs Get Out…

Once you get animals you have fences to maintain.  Here we have pigs.  Ken moves them frequently so they have new ground to dig, they get exercise and are not bored.   This year part of the rotation was to have them dig up the turkey yard.  They did a great job and Ken has intended to move them, but weeds, transplanting, appointments and such got priority.  Today Ken left for an appointment – even …

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Bee Hive Maintenance

Ken has had bees for years.  At first having bees was fairly easy – hive checks, routine maintenance, taking off honey, preparing for winter , and such.      Then he started losing bees, and it has been a struggle to maintain a healthy hive.        Large honey producers ship hives south and west for the winter.  People are paid to pollinate crops like almonds in California.    Many bees  in one location …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lettuce, summer cabbage, carrots, kale, green beans, radishes, potatoes, bok choy, Walla Walla Sweet onions, and parsley Field Notes.  Mulching the garden continues.  Ken is cultivating, wheel hoeing and mulching.  He also planted six flats of fall crops one evening last week.  He transplants in the evening so the plants experience less shock and recover to grow more quickly. Ken is tying up tomatoes weekly as …

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