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HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 11

CSA 2018 week 11 August 13th       As I sit down to write, I can hear Mr. Skunk rustling around on the porch.  I crept outside earlier to check on the noise with a sneaking suspicion that it might be him.  Upon spying his distinctive markings, I fled back in the house...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 10, August 6th

CSA 2018 week 10 August 6th Ah, August, with your fruiting and flowering plants, smoky air and threat of wildfire. The sun is already rising later and tracking lower toward the horizon. We are transitioning out the remains of earlier crops and planting out the last...

CSA Newsletter: Fire and Water

CSA 2018 week 9 July 30th       Fire is the ever-present threat during the dry months; it seems to get worse every year.  Our hearts go out to those suffering from the current conflagrations. It is hotter and drier, earlier in the season than in the past.  We are...

Rhythm and Farming CSA Newsletter July 22nd, 2018

      Producing food from the land is a labor of love, a celebration of the conversion of sun into nourishment.  Working with soil and plants brings an infinite journey into learning and sharing, experiencing the soul of natural cycle.           We continue to edge...

Dusty Brown and Luscious Green

        Our farm in summer is a juxtaposition of dusty brown and luscious green.  Irrigation makes all the difference in our arid warm-season climate. The profusion of flowers is a welcome explosion of color during the dusty season; the blossoms stand out even during...

CSA 2018 week 6 July 9th      Go to this link for the full newsletter including recipes 🙂         This evening I split and hauled firewood to the woodshed; July having arrived has made me think of the winter to come.  There is an irony in the fact that the hottest...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter, Week 5 July 2nd 2018

      Summer farming requires a certain amount of caution; it is very possible to end up with heat stroke trying to work through these long days.  I tend to wear a long sleeve cotton button down (old ones can be had for next to nothing at used clothing stores) to keep...

HappyDay CSA 2018 Newsletter Week 4 June 24th

     Being a farmer means that your work is governed by the length of the days.  This time of year, the days are long and so are the work hours of the farmer.  It is 9:30 on Sunday night as I sit down to write this newsletter. We have just come in from shifting...

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