Piglets Have Arrived!

Each year we get piglets. Pigs are an important member of the team here. They are four legged rototillers. We rotate them from project to project. Some years the y clear new garden space, renovate areas, clear fence lines, etc. They love to dig! And they eat culls from the garden – lower cabbage leaves, broccoli plants, etc. When they arrive they are small, and Oscar takes on the job of nanny. This year we …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has greens – lettuce, spinach, sorrel, arugula, and potatoes, onions, garlic, parsnips, sun chokes. Field Notes. Ken is planting and transplanting and cultivating. Saturday night he transplanted onions while he listened to Garrison Keillor on his radio ear phones.   Sunday night he cultivated to Wisconsin public radio’s Simply Folk show. And today he is preparing for the arrival of piglets. Pigs are useful four legged tillers. …

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Keeping it Cultivated

Ken is one of the most consistent cultivators I ever met. He gets out once the soil has dried after a rain and breaks the crust and kills any weeds in the cotton stage He has several “weapons of mass destruction” as he calls them! He moves down the row faster than I can walk. It looks great. Sunday he listened to Wisconsin public radio’s Simply Folk show and thinned carrots and cultivated all the …

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