We had a nice break last week between showers to get every row hoed once. We felt we were on top of weeds for a day or two. We were blessed with another half inch of rain, and a nice rain over the weekend — not the stormy gully-washing type that washes everything away. It’s…

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We had a good inch or more of rain last Thursday evening, which is the most we have had since the wet period in May. You’ll notice that produce is a bit dirtier this week and may require another rinse or two, especially the head lettuce, due to the rainfall. We can ease up on…

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This week we have been weeding, seeding for fall, watering, and harvesting. We’ve had some great meals with carrots, beans, greens, and beets. And finally, we poured the floor for a new greenhouse as well. We hope to have the greenhouse finished by October, and we plan to use it for spring transplants, which we…

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It is raining as I write this on Tuesday, and people are asking about the rain. It will help the established plants, but the rain last week–over 7 inches in 36 hours–appears to have washed out, buried, and/or rotted some beets, parsnips, dill, and possibly cucumbers. We may not have had enough heat yet for…

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Thanks to Cora, who sent three good-looking recipes to us this week! Here they are in case you’d like to try them: Quinoa salad with roasted sweet potatoes and kale (http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quinoa-salad-with-roasted-sweet-potatoes-kale-dried-cranberries-red-onion) Sausage kale strata (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/01/sausage-kale-strata) Roasted root vegetable candy (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/roasted-root-vegetable-candy) The moisture has been nice, but we are still behind with seeding and planting, and…

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The weather is beginning to look like spring. It has been brutal- not really that cold, but the lack of sunlight in April and colder-than-average March has us 3-4 weeks late with many seedings, plantings, and soil preparation. The ground is still cool, and seeds we got in between rain or snow have been slow…

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Wow, I was just getting used to it being August and September happens this week. Time moves so fast, it seems like we just got started with this season, it goes so rapidly. I washed some French Fingerlings this afternoon and they reminded me of small smooth stones on a beach on one of the…

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Hi. Madeline here. Mom isn’t here to write this week so I’m taking over for now. After seeing so many tops go to the compost, I tried something yesterday and it turned out pretty good! I’m not sure what to call it but many dishes don’t have names so it will just have to be…

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