Category Archives: Our Farm
We finally harvested the honey from the frames I took out of the hives about a month ago, and it’s the most delicious honey I’ve ever tasted! I love honey because it’s such a sweet distillation of the land I live and work on. There’s a lot of blackberry in there, because the farm is surrounded by blackberries, but there’s so much else as well. It has a complex flavor that is a mix of wild and cultivated nectars. I only harvested six frames, because I had to leave quite […]
It’s raining. It must be Tuesday.
The rain comes on Tuesdays as if I set the timer myself on one of the robots. Then it warms up and dries out for the weekend. It’s been like that for a month. I can’t believe it. The last couple weeks we’ve been working on a number of things, both in infrastructure and planting. Some of the work we’ve been doing over the winter has been making the off-grid operation able to sustain human life and even field a few off-farm job emails. Most of the insulation is installed […]
Our Farm is Saved!
That’s a little dramatic, especially for a community that actually likes to watch the grass grow. But yeah. We had some trouble locating OMRI approved gypsum. My dad, who works alongside us, rolled his eyes at this. “Organic calcium? You have got to be kidding.” Peaceful Valley used to carry OMRI-listed gypsum, but the manufacturer no longer packaged it in bags. Our dear friends there special ordered a pallet of the Righteous Powder and we were very grateful. We rented a BCS walk-behind tractor and turned the stuff in on […]