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Archive for January, 2010

Winter farming

The farmers are still at it. Bundled up against some pretty ferociously cold days this winter, they are planting, harvesting and repairing (as a result of rain damage). With the enormous amount of rain that we have had this year, we are so grateful to have so many of our crops under high tunnels. Without them, we don’t know if we would have survived this year without having to get other work. But it isn’t all under tunnels. Here are some pictures of new ground that has been cleared in the back fields.

Fertilizing the soil before planting – Harmony organic 5-4-3 fertilizer, made from chicken litter.

Planting onions:

Some of our favorite winter vegetables. The boys love turnips and watermelon radishes (this picture is from November – the high tunnels are closed up now against the wind):

Finally satiated with sweet potatoes, my favorite vegetable of the moment is this Romanesco. It is a cross between cauliflower and broccoli. It’s delicious. But also, it just looks so cool.

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