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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Summertime Blues err… Bliss

I suppose that I really thought Summer break meant Summer break. Well, friends, I misunderstood. Summer break has been anything except a break. The farmer actually said today that he’s been working harder now than he has all year and I agree. While we were planting pumpkins at dusk one night a week or so ago, we … Continue reading »

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Vacation

I thought that it was about time for me to update you, our beloved reader, on our ‘vacation.’  I’ve been craving fall and longing for winter.  How did I end up here again?  I’ve been dreaming about brown, dead grass and brisk mornings.  I’ve been longing for the winter day when I wear a sweater … Continue reading »

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Hello From Your Farmers on Vacation!

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system recovery and reboot

I’ve been working hard and smart.  Seizing the cool of the day at sunrise and sunset to clear out old rows taken over by weeds.  Just as soon as I clean up a row, I replant it with one crop or another for the fall. “How’d yall do that?”  exclaimed my neighbor friend pointing to … Continue reading »

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Poultry. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good. This is Willie; he was a “Blue Slate” heritage turkey.  I put Willie down today and it breaks my heart.  I hate these kind of decisions that come with animal husbandry.  Willie had one eye that didn’t work and one eye that kinda worked.  When he was small he got food in his … Continue reading »

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Week #20

It’s the end of the first portion of the 2012 CSA. After this week’s delivery we are taking a break from deliveries until Mid-September. By taking a break I mean: we are still weeding, watering, planting, feeding, cleaning, digging, hoeing, and maintaining the farm and the Fall crops. We just won’t be delivering food (unless some yummies happen … Continue reading »

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Fall Shares For Sale

 

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Risky Business

I’m not talking about our income and money making potential being dependant on the weather or a good harvest or healthy animals. I’m talking about the risk that our CSA members have taken to join our farm this year. Do they not realize that this is our rookie year? Do they not realize that we’ve … Continue reading »

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The 19th Week

What  a whirlwind. Between family, guinea keets, new piglets and disappearing dogs, the 19th week of our rookie CSA year has been crazy.  Let me start over. How are you today? Ok, now that we have that settled, I’ll give you a few teeny details into Urbanna Farm life this week. Our mama guinea hid … Continue reading »

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farm grown

The other day I and my family were having a not-so-local meal and I was reading the back of a bag of potato chips.  It said, “made from ‘farm grown’ potatoes!”  Amazing.  I guess we should be thankful for everything that they don’t grow in a lab……yet. “So are we first generation farmers?” Melissa asked me.  … Continue reading »

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