Julie ended her long tenure with NOFA/Mass on Monday. On Saturday, she was celebrated by the board and staff with a small gathering and the gift of new perennials for the farm – a Cornelian cherry, garlic and white-flowered chives, anise hyssop, black cohosh, asparagus seedlings. She also received a gift certificate to purchase more plants in spring.
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We had another productive week on the farm this week. Eric has taken over mowing everything and now has the orchards in a place of easy access.He also gets up really early every morning and accomplishes our daily foliar feeding. We are now back on schedule after it being hit or miss for several weeks.
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This weekend, as Julie walked the fields, she was feeling very good about what she saw. While some crops are still struggling (the cucumbers, the beans), the maladies that lingered on in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias seem to be lifting. There are beautiful squash plants in west field. The chard, whose leaves began
Every year around this time, I feel my mind turning to next season. As it does, my memory offers up this phrase from a book I first read long ago: “If July is a rose full out, August is a rose whose first petal has fallen. Everywhere is a sense of abundance but the abundance