Yearly Archives: 2009

28 posts

Supper Club with Land’s Sake!

Just like an old-time Tavern! Smiling faces, clinking glasses and plates full of farm-fresh local gourmet delights! Last Thursday we held the first Land’s Sake Supper Club at the Josiah Smith Barn in Weston Center. Chef Sam Hunt prepared a feast using local and seasonal food. A crowd of about […]

In the news, again

We had a great volunteer day on Earth Day, April 22 when we put about 2,000 shiitake mushroom plugs into fresh cut oak nursery logs. We had a couple other small projects and a good group of volunteers came out to help. A reporter from the Globe came and talked […]

A Community Farm Vision

  The visitor coming to the farmstand one still summer morning takes in the blaze of color in a field of flowers next to the road. A few women and children move slowly through the rows cutting stems. In the morning haze before the heat of the day sets in, […]


Well, the dozen plus Baldwin apple trees on Concord Road were long overdue for a major haircut. They were planted at least twenty years ago by Brian, an old-time Land’s Saker, and nobody can remember the last time they were pruned. Needless to say, they were looking unruly. Last year’s […]

Shiitake Preparations

This week we began preparations for our Shiitake mushroom project. Doug, our mushroom guru, and I spent Friday felling oak trees on a small woodlot in the back of the farm and cutting out logs of 3′ long and 4″ to 6″ in diameter. We plan to plug at least […]

Forest Art

There’s something incredibly gratifying and beautiful about watching an area of forest transform from from a dense stand of trees into a series of long wall-like stacks of firewood.  The process really is a work of art.  Over the past two months Land’s Sake has been hard at work harvesting […]

Skidding Whales

Skidding whales (trees, actually) is like blowing bubbles with a bubble wand. You never know what you’re gonna get. Tree work is a lot of fun. The process of harvesting Land’s Sake firewood starts with a careful inventory of the trees in the Town Forest. Brian, our expert (and a […]

In the news, again!

A reporter from the Globe called last week wondering what us farmers do with ourselves in the winter. We’re actually pretty busy, I assured her. Reviewing last year’s harvest records, figuring out the planting plan for the coming season, ordering seeds, fixing equipment, splitting wood from the town forest, and […]