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I threw out my back this week doing dishes…lol. So I was laid up for 3 days, and am still not as bendable as I should be so things were a bit quieter than normal around here. I was super bummed to miss the farm dinner, especially since it featured my peaches! But I was…

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I’m sorry to say this was not my most productive shift because my farmer got a teeny tiny new distraction. But I started seeds in a bunch of flats for kales, lettuces, and escarole for fall and cleaned the packing shed which was a disaster after she prepped for her new Saturday market in the…

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Things will be in full swing at the farm soon. It’s exciting to see everything growing so quickly 🙂 My farmer was out yesterday, so I dutifully worked on weeding the green peppers, seeing that she had gotten started there during the week. I brought home kohlrabi, beets, green peppers, carrots, garlic, and onions to…

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For the first time I forgot to take a pic at the farm. We put in a row of last minute winter squash, and I weeded some parsnips and beets. I’m done with Soil Science and Management as of yesterday. I’m waiting for the final grades to post, but I believe it’ll either be an…

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The fireflies are out now. The first of the head lettuces, raspberries, and radishes were harvested for a lovely dinner salad. The peas, gypsy peppers, and tomatoes are on their way. I spent a couple evenings disassembling the rabbit hutch and run now that I’m rabbit-free (my last Angora broke a leg last week and…

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This week I got to help trellis tomatoes in the big greenhouse. We found some decent sized tomatoes hiding in there already. And I included a shot the “csa share” that I picked for myself when we were done. Spent a few hours weeding the front yard this weekend with good results. When the veggies…

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While I was doing a walkabout with my farmer to start my workershare shift for this week, I told her we’d just finished learning about soil water, drainage, and irrigation in class. She immediately changed her plans for the day so I could help setup the new drip irrigation system for one of the hoop…

Urban Homesteading

It was rainy, cold, and miserable today. My farmer just asked me stay long enough to do a walkabout with her and harvest some goodies for myself. I took a little extra time to clean up the coolers and packing shed and weed the little patch of cutting lettuce while I was snipping some for…

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I missed my shift at the farm this week due to being sick again. I actually broke down and found a doctor of integrative medicine to discuss all the issues I’ve been having due to stress. She gave me a bunch of prescription and over the counter meds to take that really confused me and…

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I skipped a week at the farm to go on a mother/daughter trip to a water park. We had so much fun we are planning to make it an annual trip. We did all the raft rides, relaxed on the lazy river, enjoyed the wave pool, did a lot of hot tubbing, played basketball in…

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Last week I started my workershare season. I spent my shift picking and washing spinach. This week I hoed the rows and paths in one of the greenhouses. Now that I’ve spent more time working with her diamond hoe, it’s moved to the top of my wishlist. It’s great! That means the balancing act between…

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It’s still very early in the season here, but the green onions are juuuuust big enough to start harvesting…so I celebrated with a special treat. It may just be becoming a tradition now that I’m thinking about it. The first little seedlings for broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi and a few early bird basil and tomatoes. Outside,…