Full Circle and Then Some
I spent some time on the farm over the weekend, putting away tomato stakes and other end-of-season tasks. Remembering how I’d helped plant those tomatoes, I was struck by how far we’ve come there over the course of the year. When I got back I pulled some snapshots from my copious photo files that hint at how productive Weavers Way Farm was over the past eight or nine months. We started with a rough empty lower field, dug trenches to create deep rich beds, planted thousands of seedlings, irrigated and staked the many rows, reaped the many rewards, and finally put the beds to rest after the frost. It was hard work along the way, but it was very fulfilling to step back on the first day of December and view the wide fields, a few hardy greens still standing but the rest dormant and ready for next spring.
On another note, while I was surveying the fields on Saturday, I realized I have cooked and posted a recipe for every single crop raised by Weavers Way Farm in 2007. What a delicious year it’s been! Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Baby leeks ready for planting
Lots of baby plants starting in the lower field in June
Irrigation tape between rows of baby lettuce
Young tomato plants staked up
The forrest of mature plants in August
Fall comes to the farm
Lower field is bare, save for a few tented rows of hardy greens
Two scarecrows guard the winter cover crops in the lower field
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