morning clouds lifting over the mountains

Harvesting Gratitude

  Gratitude. It’s my medicine for times when I don’t move with ease.  For times when I’m still stuck slogging through the mud (literally or metaphorically) despite the fact that it’s almost June.  All the rain of late is making the mud a mainstay; I may switch the saying to “May showers bring June flowers.” …

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organic silver slicer cucumber seedlings

The First Lesson of Farming

  Snow flurries and frost visited us on Monday and Tuesday.   Of course, we’d just planted out beds of kale, lettuce, spinach, and chard days earlier during a rare reprieve from the springtime rain.  It’s disheartening, snow in May, no matter if it doesn’t stick. It’s disheartening until we walk into the greenhouse.  Until …

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Greenhouse filled with seedlings

Dear Gardener, You Don’t Have to do it All

All of the sudden, the season begins. Snow is gone, fields are (mostly) dry, and we’re tucking transplants into soil. Perhaps you’re beginning, too, preparing your garden and starting seeds and dreaming of the harvests to come. Here on the farm, we’re dancing the greenhouse shuffle: moving transplants out to the field, replacing them with newly …

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