Tag Archives: farming

Winter on the Farm

Winter is just gearing up and already I’m feeling somewhat defeated. This is our first winter with more than just a hoop house and chickens.  We have added the goats and pigs to the mix and it’s no small change. … Continue reading

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Generating Heat – Planter Heaters and Cat Survival

Last year, the plants growing over the winter in our hoop house were kept alive because we built mini hoop houses inside the main house.  Rather than force us to heat the drafty 30’x12’x10′ structure, encapsulating each raised bed in … Continue reading

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Sproutless Brussels? Eat ‘Em Anyway

“We kids feared many things in those days – werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School – but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.” —Dave Barry, Miami Herald Columnist I adore Dave Barry, but when it comes to the … Continue reading

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What A Load of Horse Shit!

As we wrap up our growing season, there are a few things that still need to happen before we settle in for the winter.  The most important one of these is planting our garlic. In this neck of the woods, … Continue reading

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Poor in Farm; Rich in Friendship

In the summer of 2004, Dave and I were walking home from a seminar on organic gardening at the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn.  The farmer who had spoken gave out bags of freshly-picked lettuces to everyone who came … Continue reading

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