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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...

Lightning and Soul

As I planted tomatoes in the fading light this evening, the clouds in the Western sky turned a brilliant purple deep and ripe. lt was a perfect moment of peace; work and spirit combining in harmony. To work outside with my hands, and to coax bounty from the earth...

Food Connections

 To feel the sun on a warm spring day and taste its rays imbued in the fresh green things that grow on the land is the essence of life, but one that is oft forgotten.       I am a big believer in local food security and local food systems.  I dedicate my free time and...

It is Time to Take up the Task

As the season marches into spring, I reflect on this newest trip around the sun.  We are learning to be better farmers with each journey, and as always, hope springs eternal.  I am excited by growing plants; the daffodils and crocuses have begun to flower; spring is...

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