Category Archives: Tending the Soil

CSA Newsletter: Week 18, 2013

Dear CSA members, What wonderful weather we’ve had this past week! In between weeding, watering, and harvesting this year’s fall crops, we’ve taken advantage of the sunshine and warmth to work on our preparations for next year. We’ve tilled in … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 12, 2013

Dear CSA members, Well, another chilly week, eh? I just glanced at the forecast this Monday morning and it predicts warmer days and nights to come. The tomato and pepper plants will be happy about that! We will too, though … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 10, 2013

Dear CSA members, We had some lovely, if cool, workdays over the weekend, with warm patches of sunshine moving across the fields as clouds rearranged themselves in layered patterns across a pastel sky. The dew has been cold enough for … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 8, 2013

Dear CSA members, I don’t know about you all, but we are feeling really grateful for the cooler temperatures this week! We had a beautiful inch of rain Sunday night which the plants loved after being cooked dry last week. … Continue reading

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Food for Thought, The Year’s Last Harvest

On the last day of 2011, convinced by the weatherman’s conviction that winter weather would finally arrive with the New Year, I pocketed my shears and headed out into the sun-dappled afternoon. We’d long since covered most of the raised … Continue reading

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Ground Work

“Big plans for the weekend?” the young bank teller asked, having exhausting his stock of weather-related pleasantries. “Yup,” I replied. “I’ll be shoveling horse manure.” “Oh,” he said, “Um, have fun.” Oh but I did have fun, I did. Thanks … Continue reading

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