Greenhouse Update

We are working at updating the salad beds in the greenhouse.  We are replacing the wire mesh, landscape fabric and wood sides that hold the media.  The bed above also received new media.  We are trying a new media product manufactured by Waste Farmers in Denver called B-64.  It is a soil-less, peat-less media with […]

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Greenhouse update

This is Caitlin’s favorite truss right now. The tomatoes are doing great. The pruning is all caught up and the fruit set looks heavy.

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Greenhouse Report

The tomatoes are looking great. The fruit is setting with the help of the new hand pollinations we purchased from Hydro-Gardens. Your browser does not support the video tag

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Weather Report 2013-04-10

Snow and cold this morning, 8 deg F and 6 inches new. It great to get the moisture and to have a day to catch up on desk work. Even the ditches didn’t freeze. It was a beautiful walk through the neighborhood.

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Spring Tillage

I got back to tilling the new garden today.  This is the second pass with the rototiller. The first pass was made last November.  There is still a lot of work to accomplish to get the soil ready for planting, but I feel hopeful it won’t be as hard as the first time we started […]

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Hoophouse covering 2013

My sister, Leah, and I put the plastic on the hoophouse today. It is the best installation yet and it took about five less people than last year.  I walked out this morning to check the soil condition. We will be receiving our first lily bulb shipment next week and we are planning on putting […]

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First Frost

It’s light, the zucchini looks ok but the grass is crispy and the top leaves of the beans look wet.  We turned the water on to warm things up a little as the suns makes its way over the trees.

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Wash Station Remodel

New double wash tank set up 2″ drain for quicker turn over. Stay flat 2″ drain line Discharge goes into the flower garden. And new gravel!

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Meat Chicken update 7-5-12

Second day out on grass for these birds.  They are 28 days old today. Five more weeks on grass and they will be ready for harvest. This is the smoothest the mobile pens have ever worked for us. The morning bike ride is beautiful this time of year.

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Workday Report 7-4-12

The beet problems continue.  A few days ago I thought this section of beets wasn’t going to germinate.  It was an issue with the sprinkler heads. I don’t have enough of the good heads I like and so in this line I alternated with the Rainbird LF heads.  The dispersion patterns are so poor that […]

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