Harvest Newsletter


Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, onions or leeks, garlic, salad and braising greens, sweet potatoes, squash, and herbs.     Field notes.  This unusually warm weather has enabled Ken to catch up on some outdoor tasks – chimney cleaning, opening up spots in the field for green manures, etc.  We took a morning off – together ! – to pick up some grain for the animals.  It was …

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Moving portable coops

Ken now has two portable coops.  Today he moved both.  First he moved the small coop east. Then he moved the large coop down on the west side of the drive       The hens have discovered the compost pile, and are raking through it for weed seeds and insects

Winter Squash in Racks

Ken likes to wait for frost to harvest winter squash for two reasons: the vines and leaves die back so the squash is easier to find, and many people believe a frost hardens the shell and sweetens the flavor.   Ken got two loads of squash in the yard.  I got the onions and garlic out of the racks and he put the squash into the racks.