This week the blog shares a few snapshots from the fields, gets you ready for what's soon to be coming from the farm and a NEW PODCAST takes you on one of our regular walks in the field.
One of our experiments this year includes growing small plots of grain. We planted heritage organic/non GMO oats, barley and field corn. The harvest of these crops is going to be done "old style" by hand. We're still not sure how this all works, but you see, sometimes you just have to toss your hat over the fence.Our rows of feed corn are planted much less densely than most for a reason. We used the simple tools we have and took care to keep our plants spread apart to reduce the demand for fertility in the soil. We're doing what we can to learn from the ground up and take it slowly. What we learn this year, will prepare us to take the next step. This is yellow dent corn, a heritage variety from the 1840's. Growing these big corn plants with a long season means we're taking some chances on this old time variety. The payoff is in producing a harvest of open pollinated seed to plant next year.
Coming in the next week - we'll be moving from planting, weeding and cultivating to picking and harvesting sweet peas, yellow beans and that delicious, tender summer squash.
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