Jeff seeding the orchard with a Pasture Mix of clover, timothy, orchard grass, fescue, and perennial rye. Conor and Javi built nice new greenhouse benches for the Little House. Javi making compost tea to spray on our vegetable fields and pastures. Baby chicks getting settled in.
frosty in mid-September
First frost September 18th. Bye, bye tomatoes. Bye, bye cucumbers and zucchini. Jeff moved the hens to the other side of the road yesterday, to a field we’re in the process of renovating with a clover cover crop. Now the chickens are going to do their part, adding fertility, scratching up bugs, and eating weed […]
is it spring yet?
The greenhouse is definitely the nicest, warmest place on the farm this week. We’ve crammed as many plants as possible into this space, which is thankfully heated at night to protect our more tender plants. A second hoophouse is under construction, and can’t be done soon enough! We are growing more plants than ever this […]
All of a sudden, there’s so much happening on the farm. Early this morning, a giant truck showed up with our delivery of straw. Apparently, we are going to be mulching like crazy this year. The mobile chicken coop gets another upgrade! This time, Jeff is adding a new roof and a new trailer base […]
signs of spring
happy chickens maple taps – look closely! here’s our friend Ted tapping our trees planting seeds in the greenhouse
It’s hard to believe it’s August already. We’re getting fall crops planted, thinking ahead to what the pumpkin harvest might look like, when the onions will be ready for curing, and whether we might try overwintering some carrots this year. pumpkins and winter squash growing and growing! But honestly, with tomato harvest underway, it’s hard […]
transplanting long beds of kale Earlier this week just before the rain, we planted out dozens of trays of seedlings. With plenty of moisture in the soil now, our beds of lettuce, kale, bok choi, kohlrabi, cabbage, and tat soi are all looking great. In the next few days, we’ll prepare more beds for onions, […]
eggs for sale at the farm!
Stout Oak Farm is now selling eggs from our very own pastured chickens. The eggs are self-serve so you can stop by anytime. Look for the red cooler by the barn. Our farm is located at 83 Middle Rd in Brentwood. In honor of spring, and in celebration of an abundance of eggs on local […]
nothing to see here, mr. fox
Chicken clucks and bawks are our new soundtrack on the farm. Each morning as the sun comes up, the sounds coming from the coop make it very clear that the hens are ready to start their day. Once they’re outside, there’s a constant low chatter, with a squawky outburst now and then. It’s quite entertaining. […]