Farmer’s Blog

Summer CSA Sign Up Time

    It’s a brand new year and your farmer is preparing for a wonderful summer filled with nutritious, chemical free fruits and vegetables! The seed packages are arriving in the mail daily and it won’t be long before the bare rooted berry bushes and plugs come, too. I love this time of planning. We search out the best seeds from all over the world. Some of my favorites come from Italy where they have been passed down for generations. …

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Getting Ready for Spring

The seeds are coming in the mail nearly every day now. The herb plug orders are all placed and it is time to start filling the greenhouse trays in preparation for planting. We have a new hoop house going up this spring and new fencing for the sheep pastures. I’m trying to get as much done as possible before the rush of outside work begins. The CSA enrollment forms are coming in, too. If you are looking for a summer …

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Welcome Winter

 It has finally arrived – the cold, crisp starlit nights, the frosty breath of sheep and donkeys pushing their way back to the night pasture, chickens huddling in their houses by 6 pm and bleak empty fields sleeping with the promise of the warmth of spring in just a few short months. And, your farmer?  I’m so grateful for a slower pace.  The warm autumn has allowed time to catch up on the many chores that were cast aside during …

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CSA Summer 2017

Good Morning, Friends! Another year has passed so quickly here on the farm!  It has been beautiful to see the changes that have come with each emerging season – the brilliant white of the snowfall covering every inch of everything, the orchard beginning to blossom overtaken by the buzzing of millions of honeybees, the bulging bounty of the summer’s harvest and the amazing colors of autumn as the land begins to drift into it’s winter’s rest. A full circle on …

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It’s a Wild Ride!

Spring is always a challenging time of year here in Indiana.  It seems we travel from ice and snow to crazy winds into wonderful, sunny 70 degree days and then back to cold. Really cold. While we can layer and unlayer multiple times a day, it’s not quite that easy for plants. They take their cues from day length, tempature, precitation and a host of other things, some of which are still a mystery to us. So how do farmers …

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Gearing Up!

The farming season is about to commence – there’s an avalanche of seeds on the dining room table, the vacume seeder arrived WITHOUT instructions and is piled on the sofa, literally tons of organic soil amendments are taking over the barn, not to mention the lamb in diapers running around my house nibbling on everything it can get its teeth on.  It’s all going to explode in beautiful chaotic greeness in just a few short weeks. I’m trying to get …

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