Arbor Day

Arbor Day

We’ve been busy with the holidays and haven’t been able to do much around the farm, and consequently haven’t been able to post much. However, we did manage to plant 20 trees, hopefully someday they will grow to replace the…

How-to: Nasturtium Capers

How-to: Nasturtium Capers

Amanda was recently at Isa in Williamsburg and they served up what she thought were Wasabi peas, only to learn they were Nasturtium capers. Nasturtium are amazing, we planted them as companion plants next to our Kale and cucumbers. They…

Slug Trap

Slug Trap

This summer something has been eating holes in all of our Cruciferous vegetables. After a little research we found it was slugs. It didn’t involve too much research, there are literally hundreds of slugs around the farm, each morning there…

The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

We’ve been fortunate enough that the previous owners loved the house, and loved gardening. They surrounded the entire home in a moat of flora, many of the flowers planted to attract butterflys and hummingbirds. This spring we trimmed and mulched…

The Harvest

The Harvest

Our garden is the vegetable version of Noah’s ark, we basically have two of everything. This year instead of going for a big crop of anything we planted a wide variety of plants to see what would do well, so…

Ramps!

Ramps!

Wild daffodils are sprouting up in every open patch on the whole 9 acres. Along with the daffodils are patches of green sprouts, a little different than the daffodil leaves and unidentifiable to us novices. At first we thought these…

Our First Daffodil Bloom

Our First Daffodil Bloom

The unseasonably warm weather today (it was around 85F this afternoon) brought about a lot of activity – birds were singing like crazy, frogs appeared in our pond, mosquitoes came out, and our daffodils finally started to bloom. ¬†There are…

Let it rain

Let it rain

Our water comes from a well, tapped into the Housatonic watershed, and is wonderfully crisp and cool. However, it is hard, so we have to run it through a water softener to keep it from eventually clogging our pipes with…