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Makin' Maters
Written by Calliope Pappadakis   
Sunday, 13 February 2011 00:00
Cherokee Purple Tomato SeedsI'm planting tomatoes earlier than ever this year - by a whole month! We're preparing the tomato beds with soil amendments like Aragonite, some light tilling, and covering the beds with spare Solaroof plastic we have lying around - the same stuff that encloses our tunnel - this will heat up the soil to make an earlier transplant possible.
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Winter Cleanup
Monday, 31 January 2011 17:50

Cleanup pileWith snow and ice on its way and plenty of time to develop cabin fever in the days ahead, I spent a few hours over the last couple of days cleaning up the tunnel and the beds: removing debris, old plants, frost-damaged crops and many of the herbs that are too woody and will need replaced in the spring. Aphids love the winter tunnel and it seems they'll snack on any bit of plant lying around, so I have taken it upon myself to remove all unnecessary bits of plant matter in the tunnel. In February or March, we'll order a bag of ladybugs to help us keep the aphid populations down as we begin our planting season.

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Winter Thoughts
Written by Calliope Pappadakis   
Sunday, 23 January 2011 17:46

Winter 2011We are as they say, in the dead of winter, though we're surrounded by life here in the valley.

 

 

 

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First Muse Last Harvest
Written by Calliope Pappadakis   
Monday, 10 January 2011 17:30

Foot in Snow January 2011Happy New Year! Yesterday I harvested the last vegetables of our very first cool-weather (fall/winter) CSA. Several pounds of carrots, Deep Purple Scallions, Rosemary and Micro-Greens. There remains a few carrots, immature parsnips, scallions, greens, spinach and a handful of other crops that we'll enjoy sparingly until the spring brings us her bounty, sunshine and warmth. We're grateful for the support our friends and neighbors have shown by investing in our small farm through the CSA - the 8 shares we supported this fall nearly consumed our entire harvest, and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you for a season of bounty, not just in local food, but in friendship, connections, experiences, and community. I feel honored to be part of it.

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Winter Solstice and Harvest
Written by Calliope Pappadakis   
Monday, 20 December 2010 00:00

Rain in the FieldThe winter season is upon us. Tuesday marks the Winter Solstice, and if you’re up at 3:17am Tuesday morning, there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse, and it is supposed to put on quite a show for us North American night sky watchers. What a way to bring in the season of hibernation! Not much snow yet, but we've had our fair share of rain, filling up the ground water supply and making way for a beautiful spring.

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