Category Archives: Farm Planning

New Plans for the New Year

How did you welcome in 2013? I’ve spent the first days of this new year multiplying numbers and updating spreadsheets. That might not sound like an auspicious way to start a year, but since the numbers represent bed feet of … Continue reading

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Let the 2012 Harvest Begin

I surveyed the harvest table with relief. Pink and red radishes, rinsed of the dirt they’d been pulled from minutes before, rested next to white-bulbed Hakurei turnips, their leafy tops still dewy-wet. Tubs of mixed salad greens, spinach, and red … Continue reading

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Wonderful Seeds

Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.                                            -Henry D. Thoreau January is … Continue reading

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Not Hibernating . . .

What do we do on the farm in Winter? Here’s what:  http://swmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/features/winterfarmers0112.aspx. Thanks to author Zinta Aistars for a great article, photographer Erik Holladay for beautiful photos, and editor Kathy Jennings for a wonderful online news magazine.

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Introducing Our Logo

Farmers have to make tough decisions. Since early January, I have been wrestling this year’s planting plan into shape, mapping out our fields, deciding which crops to plant, which varieties of each, and how much. Should we plant in beds or … Continue reading

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A Farm is Born

As a girl growing up on my family’s dairy farm, I used to say that when I grew up I wanted to marry a farmer, just as my mother and maternal grandmother had. I loved the farm life, loved working … Continue reading

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