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An Outrageous Ragout

I was reading on Facebook the other day that there were some dangers involving eating too much kale.  One comment said, “They were so over kale!”  I can see the concern if you’re a green smoothie junkie who drinks a … Continue reading

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Putting Up With Each Other

As our farm season slowly comes to a close, the tempo at the farm slows down as well.  It always seems like a long exhale after tomatoes (we harvested almost 5000 lbs this year).  As little as three years ago, … Continue reading

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Tomato Dreams

I was staring out our kitchen window this morning,  taking in all the beautiful spring green around the farm.  I’ve already mowed the grass twice, and many of the trees are in an advanced stage of leafing out.  After the … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Garden!

So let me ask…..how many of you have vegetable gardens?  How many of you frequent farmer’s markets?  Until I lived and worked on a farm, I was pretty clueless about growing food.  So why should we be concerned? Food gardens … Continue reading

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What Goes Around Comes Around

It sometimes seems like it’s the little things.  An unexpected smile or phone call, someone shares a story that touches you.  I was in the bank today making a deposit, when one of the tellers shared with me that when … Continue reading

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Simple Abundance

What a week!  Temperatures in the 90′s, endless weeds to pull and more produce than you can imagine.  We went to market Saturday with carrots, beets, new potatoes, peas, Swiss chard, onions and kale.  The onions, carrots and new potatoes … Continue reading

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The Dirt on Weeding

There have been many changes since coming to the farm over four years ago.  One change that I thought I had made was adapting to physical labor.  Hadn’t I planted, weeded and harvested each season?  Didn’t I have the sore … Continue reading

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Simple

Again and again spring is here and not here.  Forsythia bloom, yet the wind blows bitter off the lake.  I wear a hat and winter coat to water the hoop house and enter the humid 70 degree warmth.  The lettuce, … Continue reading

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Full: When Minestrone is Enough

Val and I are finally on the mend from the flu and decided it was time to make something more nourishing for ourselves than simple broth and plain toast.  Although we are not done with winter, the earth is starting … Continue reading

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