This time of year, if the sun is up, we are outside working…all of us! Last weekend we harvested our potato crop—the purple potatoes and fingerlings are in the bags this week. We are a bit behind getting our winter squash planted, but will have that done by the end of Friday. We have also […]
Look at that friendly face! Tony gives a farm update.
Every July it happens! I drop to my knees on the edge of one of our produce fields, raise my arms to the sky and shout, “That’s it! I give up! Take my potato plants, peppers and watermelon plants, you killer weeds! This land is yours! Have at it! I’m done!” Then I get up, […]
Hot, hot, hot on the farm! Good for veggies, good for weeds. Lucky for us, help is just a phone call away!
We solved our predator problem…not in the immediate future, but we’re playing the long game.
We have had a week of success and challenges this week. This year we converted a new field over to produce on the Hometown Harvest Farm. Irrigation has been more of a challenge with this field then I expected. Thus far, all of our other fields, I have been able to pump directly out of […]
Lots of exciting things are happening on the Hometown Harvest farm, keeping us busy busy. Our chickens are starting to lay bigger and bigger eggs. We should hopefully begin to see large eggs from these girls in a few more week. We have the mobile pen now all set up for our lambs, who should […]
We ran out of space! Two weeks ago when we went to plant our watermelon plants, we discovered that we did not have enough room for all of the plants that we had. This seems to be a theme for us this year. We had a lot of extra tomato and squash plants that we just had […]
I have harvested a nice crop of rocks out of the produce field so far this year. Rocks are something that you don’t always want to take the time to deal with, but if left in the field they can be responsible for a lot of equipment damage. Just like most things, the more time […]
Nothing is as local as your own backyard. In planning a backyard vegetable garden, you can get as complicated as you want, though if this is your first attempt, focus on just a few types of plants. Get to know how much sun the plants need, if they are cool weather plants or grown in […]