Changing of Seasons

As we approach the midpoint between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, the days have become noticeably shorter, the temperatures colder.  The press is on to get the roots in the root cellar, wrap up fall tasks, batten down hatches, and prepare for the winter that now is surely coming This morning marked the first time I lit the cook stove.  I felt like I had to re train myself – all those factors …

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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

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