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HappyDay CSA Newsletter, Week 24 Nov 12th

CSA 2018 week 24 CSA November 12th        Today a spring that has flowed every day of my life thus far, ran dry.  This spring is marked on old land deeds from cattle ranchers many decades ago; it is a staple of great importance to us, providing water for household...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 23 November 5th

CSA 2018 week 23 CSA November 5th         The parched land cries out for rain; my soul does too.  We’ve been sowing cover crop and prepping for winter, but it won’t germinate without irrigation because everything is too dry.  We sucked the pond down so far that the...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 22 October 29th

CSA 2018 week 22 CSA October 29th       Knocking on November, my the season has flown by!  Garlic is done except for a couple of new varieties that will be going into smaller plots.  Cover crop is sown under the vast majority of the farm; odds and ends remain as the...

HappyDay CSA Week 21 October 22nd

CSA 2018 week 21 CSA October 22nd      Yesterday we drove to San Rafael for a panel on diversified, regenerative farming practices at the Bioneers Conference; there was a direct focus on cannabis as part of the conversation.  It was a powerful experience to see the...

HappyDay CSA Week 20 October 15th

CSA 2018 week 20 October 15th        We’re hoping to get garlic planted this week, and we’ve been sowing cover crop like mad.  As harvest has gone along we’ve been breaking down cages and pulling the stumps from the beds.  Replanting of cover crop and brassica ensures...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 17 Sept 24th

CSA 2018 week 17 Sept 24th        Yesterday marked 36 years since the day of my birth.  It was the fall Equinox, which Ma says also occurred on the day I was born.  It is the first time that I remember by birthday falling on the day of the Equinox, which added an...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter, October 1st

CSA 2018 week 18 October 1st        Fall has arrived, and the garden transition is underway.  We are sowing a winter cover crop mix of oats, vetch, field peas and fava beans, inoculated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria that will help to enrich the soil while preventing...

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...

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