Sunup to sundown

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This is a crazy and exciting time of the year. Forces combine to create an impossible schedule. We are working on transplants in the greenhouse (cucumbers, squash, flowers, etc), planting seedlings and seeds in the ground, weeding, installing irrigation, installing trellises, mowing, scouting for pests, harvesting and markets.

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To help tackle our unbelievably long to-do list, we have a WWOOFer (volunteer) staying with us for a couple of months. Tomaso is from Northern Italy and is working on improving his English while he works along side us. He has been such a great addition to the crew–we wish he could stay the entire season!!

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About a month ago now we lost about half our tomato plants to frost due to me not lighting a fire in the greenhouse on one particularly cold night. Luckily, Frog Holler Farm always has a great variety of heirloom organic transplants for sale and we bought some to replace. In the future we may just save time and energy and purchase all of our heirloom tomato and pepper plants from them.

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Some of the bulbs we had planted in crates earlier this year have turned out wonderfully. The tulips are fragrant and elegant. Sadly, they are all done for the season but I was able to capture some stunning shots. Next on will be sweet peas!

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3 thoughts on “Sunup to sundown

  1. Excellent job by all at HSF:) Welcome Tomaso and hope we get to meet you at market one of these days. Megan, where do you find time to post ANYTHING?? you are amazing.

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