Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alright, as usual these days I don't have a lot of time, so I'm going to jump right in...

With the addition of a new backyard dog fence, we've finally been able to let our layer hens really free range. We've been putting the dogs away mid afternoon every day and our chickens have been wandering around as they please. 

free chicken!

Our dark cornish chicks are getting really big and are almost ready to go out into the chicken tractor. We've moved the chicken tractor out into the pasture with the pigs and Dave's been making improvements, more on that later. 

 Meanwhile, despite some pretty crazy weather this June - 90 degrees one day and then 50 degrees, cold and rainy for the next five (thanks global warming!) - the garden is looking good.

Teepees for pole beans, and in the top right hand corner you can see where we've covered the kale with row covers - to keep pests away

Despite a rough stretch after transplanting (you can see that the lower leaves look kind of unhealthy) the new growth on this eggplant looks great!

baby pak choy 

a very happy looking tomato plant

...and baby tomatoes!

brussel sprouts
There's so much going on here everyday that I've had a hard time keeping up. I realized that I'd forgotten to mention that we've been selling at the Carlisle farmer's market all this month! It's been a slow start to the season for us, mostly because we were so behind tilling the field, but we've managed to have enough greens and eggs to hold our own. This last Saturday we had sugar snap peas, beets, lettuce, herbs, flowers and strawberry-mulberry and goat-cheese and dill scones.

We've also been selling our delicious eggs to a restaurant in town, 80 Thoreau, where they're featured on their farm salad. See the menu here

This weekend we're going to be one of the vendors at Old Home Day in Carlisle. In addition to our rapidly growing produce selection and scones, we're also hopefully going to be selling some of Dave's freshly baked bread. Come visit us if you can!

Lovely little sourdough loaves being proofed


  1. Oh wow, I get hungry just looking at the pictures... I can hardly wait for my tomato plants (in pots this year) to start producing. Lots of blossoms, no fruit yet.

  2. could yall be any more awesome?! this rules! i promise to come visit soon :) Phil just moved to NH and hopefully I'm not too far behind him!