Rain Dance

We are feeling relieved to have some afternoon clouds in the forecast and at least some chance of rain in the future and are practicing our daily rain dances in an effort to bring it on.  We are holding visions of rain to help relieve the pressures of fire so present in our State this […]

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Workday Report

Cait and I were discussing a change we are both feeling this year.  We more often telling a work crew what to do and then doing something else that needs to be done.  We miss the peaceful monotony of weeding and thinning, but it is still satisfying to see the work being done.  The toscano […]

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And We’re Off!

Welcome everyone to the start of the Weathervane Farm share season and The Weathervane Arrow.  We are a week ahead of schedule and it is feeling like mid-July around here.  The garden and fruit season is shaping up nicely.  Our growers on the West Slope tell us this is the heaviest fruit set in 20 […]

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Harvest Report

Everything is coming in fast and furious.  If we can keep up with the planting it could be an outstanding year.

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Meat Chicken Update

The second round is two weeks old today.  The first round harvest is scheduled for July 2nd and then these birds will move to the pasture on the 4th.

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Crop Report

These broccoli were transplanted two days ago.  They’re perjury and looking good.  I’ve decided to stop covering the transplants with row cover.  The low temps for the following week are all in the mid 50’s.  In the last five years I remember sporadic 50 degree nights at best and only in July.  With such warmth […]

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Workday Report

Outward Bound came out for another session today with 23 students and seven instructors.  That is a lot of people to manage in the garden, but with proper harnessing of that power a lot of work van be accomplished.  On these days all I do is run around to the different work crews that I […]

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Hoop House Planting

Cait and I were inspired by the cool of the evening to work in the hoophouse.  She planted the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.  I put in the posts for the tomato trellis and set up the drip irrigation. 

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