Bad News and Good News

September 5, 2010


The bad news is that farms are closing.  I found out recently that my former—as of a couple of weeks ago—employer, Roundabout Farm, is shutting down at the end of this season.  I was only contracted to work to the end of August, so me being laid off is unrelated to Roundabout going out of business; I’m currently looking into a promising, short-duration engineering job.  (more…)

Lessons from Production

August 22, 2010


In late July and early August, Whitney and I spent a fair bit of time and away from the farm traveling. Consequently, I had grown out of touch with the garden. This past weekend I was able to invest a sizable amount of time reconnecting with it. Our Needs Eatin’ week was so successful in large part because the garden has been producing. After weeks of suspense, our tomato and pepper plants have taken off. The green beans have been steady, and cucumbers are doing well, staving off the bugs that have devastated related plants. Those of us who can consume soy recently enjoyed a small harvest of edamame. (more…)