winter

winter greenhouse at Good Heart Farmstead

Gifts to Help You Grow

It’s still dark as I write this; the only lights on are the strings around the tree.  Yesterday the sun shone so brightly we opened up the greenhouse ridge vent and doors and pulled the row cover off the greens so they could soak up all that light. As much as I love sunny winter …

Gifts to Help You Grow Read More »

Winter at Good Heart Farmstead

Even the Longest Winter

Winter strode in quickly and definitively this week, with whipping winds that plunged us to 1ºF on Wednesday night, making this morning’s 20ºF feel warm, and the forecasted snow storm welcome.  (Even though it’s been 3 years since we moved out of the yurt, I still associate lots of snow with extra insulation—heavy snow years always …

Even the Longest Winter Read More »

5 Steps to keep critters out of your winter garden

5 Steps to Keep Critters Out of Your Winter Garden

Just a week ago the hillside was alight in orange, yellow, and red. Maples, birches, and ash loudly announcing autumn. Now those leaves are falling to the ground, and its the pines and hemlocks that stand out, their green amidst bare gray limbs and the last brassy orange still hanging onto deciduous branches. It’s another …

5 Steps to Keep Critters Out of Your Winter Garden Read More »

Edge in the garden during our first year of running our organic farm, Good Heart Farmstead

How Long It Takes To Start An Organic Farm, and 2 Simple Lessons You’ll Need To Do It Yourself

The greenhouse is already filled with overwintered lettuce and spinach, early seeded carrots, radishes and turnips, arugula and kale.   We have, in fact, started to transplant into the pathways just to fit everything in. Inside our house, the living room has been taken over by seedlings.  Literally—we moved the chairs, Waylon’s toy chest and …

How Long It Takes To Start An Organic Farm, and 2 Simple Lessons You’ll Need To Do It Yourself Read More »

Scroll to Top