Farm Blog

Farmsgiving

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{Anne is dwarfed by the eroded sandstone rock formations} It’s finally cold. Which means it’s nice and toasty inside by the woodstove (we look forward to firing that up every year). ItR... Read More

2017 – Here We Come!

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Think it’s too early to think about 2017? Think again! The field is officially sleeping for the season. Our garlic started sprouting pretty quickly with the insanely warm temperatures of the pas... Read More

End of the Season

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Well, it’s late October, and we still haven’t had a killing frost yet (amazing!) but it’s still time to wrap things up for 2016 – our FIFTH SEASON! We’ve learned so much,... Read More

Frosts and Leaving the Third Dimension

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{Anne and Justin taking down the tomato trellis} Mid-October is already here! This time of year things change so rapidly compared to July and August. The sun sets earlier and earlier, rises later and ... Read More

Back to the Farm

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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’... Read More

Getting Away

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{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. Everyth... Read More

September – Summer’s Swan Song

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{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... Read More

Many Hands

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{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 pea... Read More

Hornworm Hunting

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[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 th... Read More

Ode to Garlic

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{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, ... Read More