Category Archives: field work

Market Day #2

We didn’t have a market on the 4th of July, so yesterday was our second farmer’s market day of the season.  We’re starting to hit the mid-season slump, where the spring crops are petering out but the summer stuff (tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Lessons of a First Year Farmer: Tomatoes

My plan for this series is to go through each crop we grew, and figure out what we did right, what we did wrong, and what we can do better next year.  Tomatoes seem like the logical place to start, … Continue reading

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Lessons of a First Year Farmer: Tools

  Noah uses our favorite hand tool, the hula hoe, to weed a raised bed before planting. If I was a large-scale farmer, I’d probably say my favorite tool was a tractor, and then talk about all the cool implements … Continue reading

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Still plugging away

We’re past the middle of September now, but we’ve still got pretty full fields.  Where the cucumbers have come out, I’ve planted spinach seeds.  The snow peas are up where we used to have beans and early beets.  But the … Continue reading

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September Arrives

September has arrived, with slightly cooler weather and lots (and lots) of tomatoes.  Hard as it may be to believe, we’re still planting new seedlings.  This weekend, we planted starts for cabbage, lettuce, and mustard, and seeds for spinach, snow … Continue reading

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A busy week (the week of August 16)

This was a busy week (as always) at the farm.  We made deliveries of tomatoes, hot peppers, and chard to the World PEAS CSA.  And we brought LOTS of veggies to the Thursday market (and Tracy was able to be … Continue reading

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Field Report–August 9

We spent a lot of time at the farm this week, making World Peas CSA deliveries of kale, heirloom tomatoes and beets.  Plus we harvested for the Thursday farmer’s market.  Noah will be glad for a week off at his … Continue reading

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Field Report, August 1

Hard to believe it’s August already.  The farm is going strong right now.  We’ve gotten mostly caught up on the weeding, just in time for lots and lots of harvesting.  Noah, our 12-year-old son, is done with camp and still … Continue reading

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Field Report – July 9

On Sunday, Tracy and the kids came with me up to the farm, for a lot more weeding and working.  I’ve got a two-week workshop of my new play, Flight, with the Huntington Theatre Company that started today, so it … Continue reading

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Field Report: July 1

We’ve been working hard in the fields over the past week, trying to get caught up.  The heat and rain helped our plants grow, but they also gave a huge boost to the weeds.  Combine that with a busy week … Continue reading

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