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Back to the Farm

We pulled back into the driveway after our trip to the Boundary Waters and opened the door to a humid 80 degrees without any breeze. With mosquitoes. Ack! Everything that our week up north wasn't - but fortunately the ...
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Getting Away

{Milkweed seeds ready to fly away!} Unthinkable in August, but late September? You betcha. The Boundary Waters are beckoning, and Anne and I will be taking some time off with friends up there. Everything with the CSA ...
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September – Summer’s Swan Song

{A bumblebee out visiting one of the Cosmos flowers on our farm} We're here! After an August for the recordbooks (10,000# of tomatoes, anybody?), we're finally entering September, when the days aren't that much longer ...
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Many Hands

{We can't even get in the cooler it's so full of tomatoes!} Here we are, in mid-August, amidst the Tomato Tornado. I for one am eternally optimistic that this time, this harvest is the peak, and it will start to taper ...
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Hornworm Hunting

[Hoophouse hornworms - the plants are bigger in there, and so are the caterpillars!] So far, it's been a good year to be a tomato plant! Hot days, warm nights, and dry weather have sent their top tendrils into the ...
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Ode to Garlic

{Harvesting some of the 3000 garlic bulbs in our field this year} Even though tomatoes are quickly taking over our lives, they're not the only crop demanding our attention in late July. Garlic, one of our absolute ...