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Found this eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly visiting our compost pile! This butterfly was doing something called mud-puddling, which is when butterflies suck up fluids from rotting plant matter and mud to take up necessary nutrients needed for survival. Advertisements
Today I harvested some zinnias and cosmic flowers from the biodynamic plot.
By far one of the most interesting & cartoon-like of garden pests is also one of the most harmful. Being voracious feeders, a grasshopper can & will consume up to half its body weight in a day. Who would have … Continue reading
I spent a good bit of time on the tractor this week mowing! Several plots needed to be cut pretty short in preparation for tilling and cover cropping. I learned a lot about maintaining the tractor and its implements. I … Continue reading
Herb interns have been busy harvesting leafy herbs like basils and lemon balm lately, so I’ve been thinking back to early summer when our herb room was stocked head to toe with flowers! Starting from the top you can see … Continue reading
After harvesting most of the morning, other farm interns and I weeded the summer grape vines. In order to avoid the detrimental affects of frost in late spring and disease, the grapes were planted on a well elevated and well … Continue reading