Monday, April 21, 2008

Let the planting begin!

It finally dried out enough to get into the field at start preparing for the coming crops! Hopefully by the end of the week I will have transplanted broccoli, kale, cabbage, brusslels sprouts, onions, lettuce and a handful of other things. It finally feels like spring has arrived on the farm!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Farm Visit

We just had a visit from our friend and mentor Dave Varney of One Sun Farm, a permaculture farm in LaFarge WI. Dave is helping us think through and plan our longterm vision for our farm. It is a great help to be able to talk through our ideas and goals with someone who has already been through it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The newest member to the Dea Dia family

We just bought our first tractor, a 1965 IH 140! Yes, it's yellow... I know it is supposed to be red. It was originally used as a highway department tractor to mow along the sides of roads.

Along with the tractor we got a basket weeder, a double cultivating tool bar with knifes and sweeps, and a set of Planet Jr. seeders. We will be using it to direct seed crops, cultivate and stale seed bed before planting.

This was all made possible through a grant from the Frontera Farmer Foundation.