happy new year

Wintertime calm is finally setting in here at the farm. On a walk around the fields today, I stopped by the garlic field, happy to see that it’s nicely tucked in under a blanket of snow.  I am grateful for this peaceful day. We wish you all peace and happiness in 2013.

winter food: beets

On the menu tonight: roasted beets and baby turnips You know it’s winter at our house when roasted vegetables are on the menu at least once a week. We love any combination of roasted beets, potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, onions, garlic, shallots, winter squash, sweet potatoes . . . Lately we’ve been enjoying some amazing […]

winter food: watermelon radishes

watermelon radishes We hope to see your smiling faces at the Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers’ Market this Saturday December 1st at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, 10am – 2pm!  It’s Cabbage Day at the market, so we are bringing piles of green and red cabbages, along with plenty of turnips, rutabagas, potatoes, shallots, kohlrabi, greens, […]

february on the farm

Winter on the farm has a slower pace than the rest of the year, but I’m finding that the days and weeks are flying by as we work our way through a giant winter checklist of all that needs to get done before spring. This month, we are building greenhouse benches, moving wood piles, cleaning […]

winter sky

Well, the snow was nice while it lasted. It’s disappearing quickly now with the drizzle, and the temperatures creeping back up to nearly 40 degrees. I keep having to remind myself that Spring is still a ways off (good thing too, as there’s so much to do before planting season begins). I’ve spent the last […]

winter reading

A few books we’re really enjoying at our house right now: The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball Wisdom of the Last Farmer by David Mas Masumoto I just finished The Dirty Life and I’m tempted to pick it up and read it again!  Farmer […]