A significant portion of my time as a farm manager is spent making to-do lists. For the crew’s next day, week, or month of work. For our purchases. For repairs. For emails I have to send. The lists are occasionally in my head, but are almost always on paper, and […]
Just as the snow began to fall late last Thursday afternoon, Hilary, Stephanie and I completed our large planting of peas and fava beans. As far as cultivated, annual crops that are grown here in the Northeast go, fava plants grow from what are the Clydesdale of seeds. Far too […]
After spending all day Friday in the maple sweat lodge that we call the Sugar Shack, I am afraid that maple season is drawing to an end, and as a farmer often does throughout the year, I feel slightly thwarted by nature. As most of New England eagerly awaits the […]
[wpvideo Q9EhyWcX] We dug this video out of the archives and I immediately wanted to share this with others. This great clip is now over 20 years old and stands as a tribute to the importance of our educational mission that we continue to uphold.
We have seeds pouring in from Johnny’s and Fedco and soil bags stacked high outside of the greenhouse. We are slated to start our onion seeding next week. The warmth of the sugar shack is helping Steph and I wake ourselves up for the farm season. But, oh, there is […]
This past October, I received the very excellent news that I had been accepted to participate in a course sponsored by a USDA-NIFA grant. In six northeastern states, the intensive Whole Farm Planning Course is offered to female farmers who have farmed for ten years or less, and who are […]