Archive for April, 2013

We now have naturally grown tomato plants for sale at market! Cost is $3.20 plus tax. Most of them are heirlooms. Today, we have the following varieties:


Black Krim

Paul Robeson

Green Zebra

Sun Gold Cherry

Ruby Gold

Fargo Yellow Pear

Gardener’s Delight Cherry

Violet Jasper

Black Prince


Also, we have a whole slew of new heirloom seeds from Baker Creek!


Rocky Top Lettuce Mix

Five Color Silverbeet (chard)

Fordhook Zucchini

Cosmic Purple Carrot

Atomic Red Carrot

Blue Lake Bush 274 Bean

Blue Curled Scotch Kale

Beit Alpha Cucumber

Chinese Red Noodle Bean

Detroit Dark Red Beet


Extra Dwarf Pak Choy

Chioggia (Bassano) Beet

Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean

Parisienne Carrot

Ground Cherry

Amsterdam Prickly Seeded Spinach

Perpetual Spinach

Morris Heading Collards

Catskill Brussels Sprouts

Siamese Dragon Stir Fry Mix

Vates Collards

Cocozella Di Napoli Squash

Thai Purple Podded Yard Long Bean

 See you at Market!

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Laying Irrigation hoses

Laying Irrigation hoses

Daniel and Emily hard at work hooking up drip tape to the header hose, in preparation for soon to be planted strawberries.

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The other day, I was delighted to find a little bird’s nest suddenly appear on the windowsill outside my downstairs bathroom. Who knows how long that bird took to build that nest before I took note of it. This morning, as I was sitting there engaged in my morning meditation, I looked out and caught a glimpse of a little wren, busily engaged in completing the task of building the nest. She saw me, and I could only imagine what she might have been thinking. Is it safe to continue on at this location, now that I’ve got this dangerous giant hanging out right next to me, easily able to destroy my haven for my future chicks? Rest assured, little bird, I will do you no harm! 



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Today I started off the day right by lying to all my friends on Facebook. I told them that I was going to start selling raw Snow Leopard milk, supplied by Tibetan monks, etc. That generated quite a bit of attention.

Otherwise today, I occupied myself somewhat more productively.


I pruned the grapes that should have been prune a month ago.

I cut some arugula that had made it through the winter.

I dug some Jerusalem Artichokes.Image

Heeled in 500 strawberry plants, so they stay alive until I have ground prepared for planting.



And I made invoices for all the people who had ordered seed potatoes with me.

Then, at the end of the day, I cut spinach, walked my dog, and washed the eggs.

It was a good day.

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