It’s time!!! That’s right this is the month most farmers and gardeners get to plant the first seeds of the year. Not a whole bunch of seeds mind you, just a little warm up. This is the time for onions and leeks!! If you want tasty green onions in June and big full bulbs in … More The First Seedlings of 2017!
Since I started gardening I have considered myself green thumbed. I have had no trouble making plants grow and keeping them alive, mostly. But it turns out that plants are pretty keen on being alive, and with the right conditions plus a little attention they will manage to make it through. Having plants that thrive … More Growing Happy Vegetables From The Dirt Up
Holy cow!!! I am doing so much planning right now at the farm and I’d like to share my process with you! Over the next few weeks I will be posting a series of posts about the different parts of planning a garden. This week I will be writing about the first stage of effective … More Planning your garden!
I really love vegetables… I love all the different tastes, colours, shapes, textures and personalities of vegetables. So when it comes time to select this season’s varieties the struggle is real! In a perfect world I could just plant each and every variety of each and every crop and call it a day. But that … More What to grow!?
One of the questions I always get asked when I tell people I am a farmer is: “What do you do in the off-season?”. To be honest this question always gives me pause, we don’t really have an off-season on the farm. Yes, there are many months in the winter where growing vegetables outside is … More The “Off-Season”
Today’s post is not the usual upbeat post, but its important and I think it is something that deserves talking about. Death and slaughter on the farm – they are natural parts of farming that all farmers will be presented with eventually, even if you only have dairy goats and laying hens. For those of … More The Nitty Gritty of Farm Life
Toward the end of last summer Toby suggested we get some honey bees for the farm. It made a lot of sense; we both love honey, bees improve crop yields, and I can use the wax for projects at home. Toby organized the whole thing, ordering a nuc for my in-laws (Randy and Deanna) as … More Toby and Cailyn get bees!
Well this spring has flown by at Pachamama Organics. It has been jam-packed full of prep for the season ahead. We have been working nonstop and it’s starting to pay off! We have 40 new chicks that will be our egg layers for the next few years. This year I decided to go with a … More New Chicks and a New Coop
Hey friends! Spring is fast approaching and we are busy getting ready for the up coming CSA season (our first!!!!). I’m running around trying to do all things, learn all things and not freak out.. But its ok.. It is all going to be great! This is my second week of working full time at … More Spring Time at the Farm
Although I have known for year that I wanted to start a farm, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I made the decision to do it now, and here at our home. As some of you may know we are a little low on soil and high on rocks and weeds. So starting … More Starting a Farm..