Here’s one of the views from our “office”
More often, the view looks more like this though:
tomatoes under their protective remay covers
An acre of winter squash
garlic and a few types of cucumbers…they’re white because we coated them with a translucent clay liquid to keep the cucumber beetles off of them
grow sweet peas, grow!
an acre of potatoes on the top and an acre of winter squash on the bottom
There’s the big white house on the hill. The owner is not affiliated at all with the farm, she just thought the farmed land across the street looked nice and wanted some of her land to look like that, which was perfect because we needed a couple acres for potatoes and winter squash.
lettuces and fennel
Stay back 50 feet all directions!
broccoli and broccoli and some cabbages
caterpillar tunnels are keeping things warm and they’re growing!
summer squash are flowering!
The hot weather is here, which means that it’s time to get a bunch of irrigation in place and get the water flowing.
awkward things to try and balance at first
the daily irrigation pipe moves
overhead irrigation lines are laid every 6 beds in the fields
The first crop ready for harvest at the Birchville site are the radishes. Yum!
they’re so juicy and spicy
Back at the main farm location, the hoop houses there are close to harvest.
napa cabbage…2 more weeks
carrots are almost there
And after a long day of hard work, we relax outside and in the kitchen area
There’s tons going on here right now. I figured less writing and more pictures was the way to go. Today we planted strawberries and the first few are getting ripe from the last planting. Cooking experiments are coming along. Jake has almost perfected making raw milk feta cheese, I’m making progress with thick raw milk yogurt, we’ve made socca’s, new salad dressings, and even sprouted granola! Recipes and more pictures will follow. Enjoy the great weather and a fresh salad!