Farm Blog

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

Sun Gold Season

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{These monster heirlooms are from the hoophouse, but the field tomatoes aren’t far behind!} In our blog post last week, we had a shot of our tomato plants standing just a couple feet tall. Now, ... Read More

Vertical Farming

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Every year, starting in early June, we make a radical, exciting, and somewhat noisy journey into the Third Dimension. The farm looks pretty flat for much of the spring, with the crops and living aisle... Read More

Markets, Sheep & Sweet Potatoes

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{Sheep, strangely all lined up in an orderly fashion} Somehow, someway, June is upon us once again! Everything is bursting with life, the landscape has turned lush and vibrant, and we’re busy! A... Read More

Farm Oral History Project Interview

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Before giving you all a bit of a farm update, a couple weeks back we were interviewed on 91.7 out of UW-Whitewater as we are part of their Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project – have a listen! N... Read More

The Rain Dance

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Farmers are finicky about rain. Sometimes we want more, sometimes we want none, and usually we wish it would hold off for just another day to let us get a lot of field work taken care of. Springtime, ... Read More