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HappyDay CSA Newsletter week 16

CSA 2018 week 16 Sept 17th        The changing of the season is palpable; cool nights and warm days bring on the ripening abundance.  Verdant growth gives way to the fruits of harvest as different plants cycle through the season. Vibrant transplants of fall crops take...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Sept 10th

CSA 2018 week 15 Sept 10th       We are back from a weekend at Usal, the Southern end of the Lost Coast.  It was a weekend of glorious weather on the beach; unplugged and disconnected from all forms of media but connecting with dozens of people we hold dear....

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 14 Sept 2nd

CSA 2018 week 14 Sept 3rd      Being a diversified farmer means having a varied and multifaceted job description and set of duties.  It also means more hours of work than a traditional 9-5. Darkness has fallen on this evening of September 2nd; it is 8:20 pm as I sit...

HappyDay CSA Week 13

CSA 2018 week 13 August 27th       I’ve been thinking about how energy carries on from generation to generation;  ideas and methods of being as a means of reincarnation. How is energy recreated and continued on through connection of thought?  Thought becomes a form of...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 12

CSA 2018 week 12 August 20th        We awoke to smoke this morning; it has become the norm for August, but it was especially noticeable this morning.  We are thankful for the efforts of those battling the blazes; our hearts go out to those who have lost from the...

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...

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