Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cover Crop Deforestation

Last week I flail mowed some of the cover crops.  They had grown quite high and thick.  Some of it was so woody, that it took two passes over to properly ground up the stalks.  It was full of insects, … Continue reading

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On the Hunt

Yesterday, I went hunting for caterpillars.  Spraying them has been unsuccessful, because we have had a considerable amount of rain.  They have been feasting on the brussels sprout plants, as you can see the large holes.  Some of them are … Continue reading

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How big, how blue, how beautiful

This past week saw a lot of progress with fall planting. Noelle and I took a few hours on Wednesday to get this row ready for the fall with several different crops–fennel, lettuces, spinach, and tatsoi. With a cool and constant … Continue reading

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The Flow Form Project

This summer, I’ve been working on a research project on the biodynamic water filtration device known as the Flow Form. In biodynamic farming, a moving body of water (such as a mountain stream) possesses a natural frequency — a “living energy” … Continue reading

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Fall in full swing

After a week of heavy rain, this week was pretty nice out at the UGArden.  Many of the baby plants are beginning to germinate and grow out in the fields.  Together, the beds are a beautiful mosaic of different veggies. … Continue reading

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Spicing up the blog

In the post-harvest drying, I found a hot pepper transitioning from green to red and started to take a photo of it. Phillip suggested he take of picture of me holding it, so this is what we did. I promise … Continue reading

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What happens in the fig bush, stays in the figs bush

I’ve been harvesting figs over the last couple weeks, and this past Wednesday, I found nature on full fledged display. On one leaf was a lady bug just chilling out and doing its thing, and just a few leaves over, … Continue reading

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