Monthly Archives: April 2009

Lawn Care

Farmer Matt steers Mac and Barney as they pull a spike-tooth harrow across a section of the Howell Farm pasture that’s not so green. The spike-tooth harrow will loosen up the hard dirt, on which Farmer Matt will soon spread … Continue reading

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Mid-April Update

Today saw the emergence of the oats that Farmer Ian planted earlier this month. We’ll be passing the finger-tine weeder over them in the near future to kill small weeds that will be coming up along with the oats. The oats … Continue reading

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Potato Planting

A family helps plant seed potatoes at today’s Potato Planting. The potato crop, which will be harvested later this summer, will be donated to the Greater Mercer Food Cooperative and other local hunger projects.   An important job today was … Continue reading

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Mid-March Update

  Maple sugaring season is winding down, as the lion of March gave way to the lamb rather early. On the 10th, the fields of spelt and wheat were a beautiful green, and the maple sap was starting to turn yellow. … Continue reading

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