Category Archives: Weekly CSA Newsletters

The rhythms of (almost) summer

Summer is almost here, but here at the farm we’re slipping into the season’s rhythms already. In some ways, summer feels like an expansive season. The kids and I take a break from our daily school routine, giving us more … Continue reading

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The joy of planning

Rusty has gotten really in to Dungeons & Dragons this spring. He first learned about the imaginative game at the farm school program the kids attend and fell in love with all the possibilities of it. When he learned that … Continue reading

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Spring work and spring waiting

Last week, we got many of our “main season” crops planted or watched them germinate in the fields: potatoes, winter squash, tomatoes, and more! Because of our CSA’s long season (typically 40 weeks, although this year is shorter), we plant … Continue reading

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Farmer spring cleaning

May is a busy season on the farm — probably one of the busiest of the calendar year, as many different activities seem to overlap: lots of planting and seeding, harvesting for the CSA, working up ground, mowing, and farm … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the house

The kids are 6 and 9 now, old enough to play by themselves for long periods of time with minimal parental intervention (which, by the way, still feels like a miracle after those long early years). This shift in family … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

As usual, I’ve been marveling at the sights of this late spring season: blossoms galore everywhere. I especially love to spot the unexpected pink and white blooms in hedgerows all around the county: plums, cherries and apple trees hidden amidst … Continue reading

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Staying put and being glad

Friends, on beautiful days like today, anything seems possible. I’m so glad that spring is spring! I’m so grateful that when our work begins to pick up in earnest, the world provides the spirit of wonder and energy of the … Continue reading

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The flood & the beaver

After taking several months off from CSA harvest and subsequently also newsletter writing, I have been surprised to resume the rhythm and remember just how full one week on the farm can be! This week was especially eventful because of … Continue reading

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We’re baaaaaaaaaaack!

Hello, friends! Long time, no see! (Except of course that we live in a very small community and see current and former CSA members every.single.day every.where.we.go.) We are SO happy to be getting back into the weekly rhythm of harvesting … Continue reading

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Farmers’ dozen

Here we are, friends — the 40th and final CSA pick-up of 2018. The completion of what I’ve been calling our “farmers’ dozen” year, hearkening to the “baker’s dozen” (although 40 weeks of local vegetables seems like a bigger addition … Continue reading

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