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Invasive Species

  • Posted on: 2 June 2016
  • By: Previous Farm
Crop maps

by Gianni on our previous farm

Since most of our garden spaces are built on permaculture practices we have multiple areas and scattered terraced beds instead of row crops with the exception of this years sorghum & bean field.  This make varmint control and weeding a little extra difficult. 

the terrace heights subdivision

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: Previous Farm
fall 2014 road and brush

~ by Gianni on our previous farm

Last fall we began working to transform a hillside cow pasture, over run with sumac and ragweed, into a system of terraced planting spaces that utilizes the rain water that had been rutting out our road to irrigate the field.  Nick named Terrace Heights; the system currently includes 2 swales, a collection pool and 4 terraces.

in the swing of spring

  • Posted on: 2 May 2016
  • By: Previous Farm
spring storm rolling in

it's full on spring on the farm.
life is abundant and beautiful.
we're busy weeding, feeding, prepping and planting the garden beds and fields.
the spring rains are seeing to it that our perinneals are flourishing and the plants in the ground are taking root beautifully.

in case of emergency

  • Posted on: 6 March 2016
  • By: Previous Farm

by Chappell on our previous farm

in tibetan buddhism there is a saying: "our greatest enemy is our greatest teacher"
i have never considered anyone an enemy, i might be someone's enemy, but never intentionally, and i would never reciprocate. enemies do not exist in my belief system ... until saturday, february 27th. that day i came upon my enemy. my enemy was not a person, and in fact, my enemy took no sentient form at all. it was an extenuating set of circumstances: the circumstance of being unprepared for a dire medical emergency with our working dog: alone, without a vehicle or a phone, for days, just me, the internet, and my dog.