Lately on the Farm: Sprouts Growing Up

Since last week, the amount of growth we´ve seen on the farm is astounding! Sprouts are turning into small plants and harvest time seems closer. Here's a sneak preview of what you'll see at the farm stand and in your CSA boxes in a couple of months:

The Green beans are getting taller day by day!

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Remember those tiny lettuce sprouts that looked like they could be just about anything? Well, they´ve grown up some and are now actually starting to look like lettuce!

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Watermelon! We are growing 4 varieties, including an heirloom from Iraq!

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The twins on a mission! Our kids can’t get enough of the farm. They play, chase butterflies and apparently lose their pants in the process…

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On the lookout!

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Ok, this is pretty gross and doesn’t smell fantastic, but it´s great for the environment and works like a charm: homemade fertilizer from fermented fish waste, earthworm casting juice and compost tea. Here you can see us sending it through the irrigation system to the field.

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The kids are oblivious to the stink!

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No one ever said farming is easy, but it sure is rewarding. More photos coming next week!