Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall Crops are a coming

                                                       Have you ever seen a blue radish?
                           How about a golden?
I love a good radish and I am really happy 
to see them back in the fields. 
We are collecting seeds like mad, tons of crops 
coming in now.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or it was the long hours in the hot sun, I don't know but when I dropped of some tomatoes today, the chef asked me what one of my big wonderful treats tasted like.
With out thinking I grabbed one of his knives and cut it in half, I put it into his hands and said, "Look and eat, it is like being with Carl Sagon looking thru the Hubble  telescope at the cosmos and being able to taste it.

He bought way more then he needed.

This is a picture of Northern Lights, green shoulder, yellow body and pink blossom end. 


Sunday, July 13, 2008

tomatoes tomatoes, everywhere, but not a drop to eat.

Well I had my first tomato on the 18th of June and I thought well that is a record even for a brown cherry in the ground with no cover. I will just sit back and a great wave of tomatoes should be breaking over our heads any day now.
July 13th and no wave, just a tiny stream. 
I read in this old book that I have about the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and their moon lure that Tomatoes should be planted in the full moon, So I did that in April, I mean come on already. The book calls the July moon the Mead moon, I hope it is the tomato moon or I will be hitting the mead hard, anyone know a good bee keeper?

Monday, July 7, 2008

I love this stuff

                                                         Blood Sorrel, I love this stuff. 
I could look at it all day long. Eat them tender and young it is a great salad green that lends a                                           mellow lemon flavor and striking beauty to any salad.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

G's up HOE'S Down

Some of my hoes.
Emerson once wrote,"My good hoe as it bites the ground revenges my wrongs, and I have less lust to bite my enemies. In the smoothing the rough hillocks, I smooth my temper."
Well I must be just about out of lust and about as smooth as a babies butt.
All we have been doing is hoeing to get on top of the weeds so we can lay some mulch down.

Monday, May 19, 2008

MAY 19th 
The hare moon rises and the traditional sign that the last frost has pasted. I spent the afternoon planting the end of the tomatoes.  

Saturday, May 17, 2008

To market to market we go

Dalana at the Headhouse Market

To the right is Tim at the Landis Valley Museum herb and plant fair, it was really rainy but look at that great outfit, wellies and short what else do you need. We will be at the Kennett Square Farmers Market next Friday and at B and H organics in Morgantown Pa on Sat for their open house and at Headhouse Market in Philly (2nd and south) every Sunday from 10 -2. We sold tons of plants and lots of people are ready to join the Slow Farming Revolution.

To market to market we go

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Jerusalem artichokes Kings Lancaster White and Beaver Valley Purple mixed together, aren't they pretty? Time to dig them up, I dig them until the shoots break the surface of the ground. Cook them and use them like you use potatoes. My grandmother used to pickle them, but I have yet to try that old PA German trick.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Seeds- everywhere I look Seeds.

Why so many seeds? Seeds are culture, and allow me to let you in on something, culture is in big trouble. The ability to save your genetic heritage, or what Wendell Berry calls, "The slow knowledge, the accumulated mistakes and successes over generations."  is huge. Prodigious multinational corporations are taking our connection to our grandfathers and to the soil. Saving seeds is a very revolutionary thing to do, it takes the power back and puts it into local growing systems where it should be, and at the same time builds ritual and teaches patients.

Friday, February 29, 2008

The sleeper has awoken!

                                                                     Wie bist du!