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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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Auction The auction last night was a nail biter.  The winning bidder got all of the land and water with the exception of the smallest parcel of land and a small water right.  At this point we don’t know who the bidder is or what their intentions are, but have heard some positive rumors.  We […]

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Come Together, Right Now

Fall is in the Air We have had a few light frosts in our meadow and are starting to feel the inevitable fall slowdown in the garden.  Fruiting and flowering plants are slower to grow their fruit and all of the leafy garden items are sitting tight ready to harvest.  This time of year brings […]

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Harvest Moon

Community Farm Support As many of you may be aware, the property where we currently farm is set to auctioned off on Sept. 30th.  We do not own the land where we farm, but thanks to the generosity of the current landowner, have been able to make a home here for 5 growing seasons.   Though […]

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The Birds and the Bees

Hey farmer farmer Put away that DDT * now Give me spots on my apples But leave me the birds and the bees Please! -Joni Mitchell     Every year life on the  farm brings new lessons and challenges.  One of the appealing things to me about a farm based life is how rooted our […]

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Bounty Time is Here

We are back from our adventure and had a busy week here at the farm.  This time of year is our peak harvest season with almost all the veggies ready to harvest.  Joan and Randy, Seth’s folks, are gone for the week for some family reunion time and took our daughter Juniper along for the […]

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Roots Rock!

It is feeling like summer here on the farm.  We are full on in our irrigation schedule again without the afternoon rains this week. It is amazing what passes for hot here at 8000 feet, considering that we haven’t come to close to 100 degrees when so many places in the country are experiencing heat […]

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