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Getting Sauced

Every year, our tomato crops are by far our most successful of everything we grow. After planting our first garlic in the fall of 2011, the first structure we put up was our hoop house.  We filled it with five … Continue reading

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Chicken Bathhouse

The chickens needed someplace new to hang out in the cold. The past few days have been filled with snow and bitter cold temperatures and the chickens are wimpy and dumb.  In this weather, they wake up late, hit the … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening

This was my lunch today. It’s a hummus sandwich with cucumber and arugula.  The arugula came from one of the raised beds in our hoop house and it was delicious.  There is, without question, no greater culinary joy for me … 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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The Winter Hoop House

We finished planting the winter greens yesterday. Our hoop house is 30′ by 12′ and has five raised beds in it.  This limits greatly what we are able to grow over the winter.  During our first winter on the farm, … Continue reading

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After the Frost

Many of our crops needed to be pulled before last week’s frost.  They just can’t take the cold and are essentially killed in their first exposure to the freezing temperatures. Our pepper bed, for example, took a hard hit.  We … Continue reading

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Autumn Seedlings

The weather is changing and it’s time to start thinking about winter farming. While there is significantly less to do in the winter months in the Hudson River Valley, there are ways to continue to grow food that defy snow … Continue reading

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