Growth

Life, babies, plants, markets, and summer all seem to be hitting their stride….Thank goodness for family, friends, good local seed, flame weeders, ladybugs, sweet smelling flowers, and delicious food. These factors- and many more- have made for moments of celebration. There are certainly some hurdles this first year, as you’d expect with a first  year on new ground, and we’ve learned many good lessons already for next season:

– Plant more beneficial habitat for the good bugs

– Buy a new tiller (there’s a long to-buy list but this is a priority)

– Flame all the beds to kill baby weeds before we plant (flaming is much easier on the soil than tilling)

– We have cucumber beetles and they like almost everything we grow- develop a strategy to beat them!

-Sarah needs to take a week of in the spring to help get the major spring planting in the ground

The past two markets have been great, we continue to meet very cool folks, and are already looking forward to next week.

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Silverton Farmer’s Market July 13, 2013

Sweet corn and dry beans. 2 of the 3 sisters.
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Sweet corn and dry beans. 2 of the 3 sisters.

We are going to be swimming in peppers.
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We are going to be swimming in peppers.

Baby carrots tossed with olive oil and salt. Broiled on low until browned. So delicious!
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Baby carrots tossed with olive oil and salt. Broiled on low until browned. So delicious!

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Silverton Farmer’s Market July 6, 2013

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  1. susan proctor Reply

    yeah, let’s hear it for the vosses, browns & barkers:  hooray!!*  & as for those damn cucumber beetles …  let’s sick barley on ’em! can’t wait to try some of those baby carrots!  pepper jelly, anyone?  love you all & anxious to be able to add a proctor contribution to the harvest – love, susie

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