Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has greens – lettuce, spinach, salad and braising greens, beet thins, potatoes, parsnips, sun chokes, onions and potato onions, cilantro, dill, and asparagus Field Notes.  Ken has been busy on several fronts – mowing rye in the field, cultivating established beds, planting in field, transplanting by the mobile high tunnel and garden.  Spring is a busy time Often I am in the house preparing meals or helping …

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The Perennial Flower Project – How to Get Help from your Animals

When I met Ken over two decades ago, friends told me it was obviously serious – I was moving my perennial flowers to Turtle Lake.  Ken tilled an area, and I planted.  It was not the same as my established beds in the city.  I battled poison ivy, weeds creeping from under a rock pile, etc.  Ken moved the rocks, and really helped over the years.  But first an old knee injury and then sciatica …

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Big Pig Rodeo – Sequential Grazing

Pigs here are sequentially grazed.  Once they dig up one space they are either moved to a new space or their area is expanded to include new space.  Ken plans each season so that pigs get new space and are not back in an area for at least three years.  This year the piglets started east of the garden.  About a week ago it was time for what I call the big pig rodeo – …

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