Author Archives: Farmer Ray

Can’t believe it is still February

February is almost over. Instead of looking out our window at beautiful snow, or wishing we could go outside without getting half frozen, we have been planting veggies already! In February! So far what we have accomplished is: Spinach Kale … Continue reading

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The 2012 vegetable season, in theory anyway:-)

This weekend I completed the seed inventory of what we had on hand that was still viable, got it all on the computer together and used that to determine our seed orders for 2012. We have some things we feel … Continue reading

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Bleeter or twogger?

I am finding that the tweet size facebook status updates are just too small to talk about the farm and what is going on. At the same time, I never really feel like most of what I have to say … Continue reading

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Feeling like a farmer

That time of the year is upon us when we can start transitioning from all of the planning and paperwork and start doing actual farming things. It is actually coming a little early this year, so much rejoicing is being … Continue reading

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More bee news

Things are moving forward on the bee front. This weekend I finished building a roof for the first hive. After much debate I put together a peaked A-line roof of a very standard sort. The paint started going on last … Continue reading

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A place to put our, uhhhh, stuff

Since the weather was so uncharacteristically warm this weekend I had a chance to get out on the tractor for a little while. The ground was thawed and I managed to get post holes dug with the auger for our … Continue reading

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Meetings

One of the reasons I thought I was excited about farming was to get out of an office environment. Ha. I was mistaken! Monday we had our third meeting with MDA representatives this year. This was fairly straight forward. We … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, bee happy!

An introduction to some basic bee philosophy and where I am trying to go. Continue reading

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A Late Night Walk in the Orchard

OK, I have to tell a bit of a story here. It is about 9:30 and I just got back in from outside. It was time to take dear Angus for his evening constitutional and we noticed a couple of … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

After plowing down crops earlier this week I was feeling a little disgruntled. Last night I was out digging potatoes for an order after we got back from market and I had time to take stock. The first year at … Continue reading

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