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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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has greens – lettuce, spinach, salad and braising greens, parsnips, sun chokes, potatoes, cilantro, and asparagus. Field Notes.  Whew!  We had 80+ degrees one day and under freezing a couple nights later.  It was a bit shocking.  Some pepper and tomato plants got nipped inside the green house, and Ken will replace them.  we are watching the fruit  – last year we lost several apples and most …

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Sunday Salad Supper

Spring on the farm is… BUSY.  Ken left after mid day meal to go do field work in preparation for planting over the next couple days.  He had no idea when he would be in for supper.  I have been doing spring cleaning and wrapping up weaving, and then I realized he might be in any time so I made three salads for suppers.  First is a radish salad.  I scrub, slice and salt the …

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