Posts Tagged ‘growing’

11Apr2011

Spring Shuffle, or The Hesitation Blues

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Spring Shuffle, or The Hesitation Blues

Maybe it was the long winter. Maybe it’s because we’re all done ordering/receiving seeds. Maybe it’s because we haven’t had enough sun quite yet. Maybe it’s because we have finished putting the plastic on the Haygrove. Whatever it is, I am feeling like Mother Nature won’t just let us go ahead and have Spring. As a result of this rubberband-y weather, I can’t get that great song Hesitation Blues out of my head these days – “How long have I got to wait, or can I get you now, or must I hesitate?” Come on Spring – you can trust us! We’re ready! Read More

9Apr2011

Inspiring Group Effort, Always

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Inspiring Group Effort, Always

There are many things I love about farming in the Intervale, and the most poignant reason was made undeniably clear to me on March 7th. That was the day our cooperatively owned greenhouses were under stress of the last huge snowstorm we had this winter. They were all in danger of collapsing, and we received a mass text from one of our fellow farmers that we all needed to get down there ASAP to shovel off the remaining houses… Read More

22Feb2011

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!

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Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!

On this happiest of days, February 22nd, sunny and bright (and 3ºF outside), I am farming! Not in the soil, but in my mind. This time of year, our days are filled with tasks that no customers ever witness, but definitely benefit from. A sample list of what we’re doing these days: seed ordering, seed organizing, meeting with our chefs and accounts, researching pest management strategies, plotting our greenhouse seeding schedules, plotting our field seeding/planting schedules, researching how to grow better microgreens, reading agricultural reports, reading farming books for research and pleasure, processing Food Club payments, and literally dreaming at night about that first day at the farm when I get to take off my shoes and sink my toes into the newly tilled, fluffy, and deliciously cool soil (I seriously did dream that last night!)… Read More