Farm Feet

It has been wet on the farm.  Frequent rain and constant moisture in the soil has meant a recent adjustment in the way we must transplant our crops.  Typically we use a waterwheel transplanter (above photo) pulled behind a tractor to help us get the plants into the ground.  People power is still needed to…

Having fun on the Water Wheel

The water wheel is not an amusement park ride.  Though it surely sounds like it could be.  It’s actually a well-known tool in the world of diverse vegetable farming.  Over the past couple of days we’ve used it to plant baby onions. Onions.   Lots of onions.  Thousands of onions.  Red onions.  Yellow onions.  White onions.  Sweet…

Strawberry Planting

Today we transplanted 1,000 strawberry plants.  Tomorrow we’ll plant the other 1,000.   This is a job I look forward to every year.  It usually signifies the first time we are planting directly into the fields.  While we’ve been working in the greenhouse for months, there is nothing like getting your hands really dirty with…

The Current Currant Situation

Today, Kaci, Zoey, and I transplanted the current currant bushes on the farm (which were doing poorly in their original location) to a new, more ideal place on the farm. We’re growing four varieties of currants on the farm: red, white, pink, and black.  If you’re not familiar with currants, you might be surprised to…