Category Archives: Weekly CSA Newsletters

An unexpected decision

What do we typically do on the farm this time of year? I imagine the list is fairly predictable: lots of harvest and irrigation, and even a little planting (for fall and winter). This is also the time of year … Continue reading

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Reunioning

Casey and I both graduated from high school in 1998, which means that this summer is the time for our 20th high school reunions! For better or for worse, the 20th reunion can be one of those milestones in life … Continue reading

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Ambience

One of many things I love about summer is that it offers me experiences that, for me, are very close to pure bliss.  Yes, really! I have thought about this particular language, and I think it is the most accurate … Continue reading

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Happy 4th!

It’s the afternoon of the Fourth right now, and our family is taking a quiet pause between holiday activities while it drizzles gently over Oregon. So far today, Casey has harvested and then we all joined friends at the river … Continue reading

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Farm family at play

Summer on the farm is, of course, the high season for our work. Planting! Followed soon behind by weeding! (Lots of that this week.) And then harvesting and harvesting! And all of that at the same time, all through these … Continue reading

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Summer’s eve

Tomorrow is the summer solstice! Of all the seasonal shifts, this one always feels the most like an afterthought to the season itself. By which I mean it feels as if summer is already upon us in many ways, but … Continue reading

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Technology works … ’til it doesn’t

It’s been one of those weeks. Thanks for rolling with our lack of newsletter last week — I believe that was a first in our entire 12.5 years of operating our CSA that I didn’t publish a newsletter! The reason … Continue reading

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The newsletter that wasn’t

Our website was hacked, so I didn’t post a newsletter as normal. For posterity’s sake, here is the email I sent out to our members instead: I am having technical difficulties with the farm website this evening. I am hoping … Continue reading

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Kids and gardening

We’re a farming family. But I imagine what that means differs a lot from what people might think it means. I know that it certainly looks different than how I imagined once upon a time, before the farm and kids … Continue reading

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Orange wheelbarrow

so much depends upon an orange wheel barrow tipped on its side beside the cover crop. ~ Katie Kulla (a la William Carlos Williams) In brief farm news, this week we took a break from spring farm work and campaign … Continue reading

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