June 29, 2016

This is my annual issue on weeds! Yes, it is June, and everything is lush. Plants are experiencing phenomenal growth due to longer daylight and optimal temperatures. We never get tired of checking the progress of crops from day to day and saying (just like every year p...

June 22, 2016

Sometimes I don't know what to tell you about. The days run together. We feed and water animals, till harvested beds, and re-plant them,and weed others. Seemingly like every other day. And that's ok. We like it when things go smoothly. But sometimes big events (or rath...

June 15, 2016

All the rain lately has made hand weeding very satisfying. A gentle pull and out it comes - roots and all! I feel a little like I'm banishing our perceived evil archenemies. (I know, I know - they will be back with a vengence!)

Last week Emily, a new workshare member, c...

June 8, 2016

We were lucky enough to receive 1 1/2 inches of rain last weekend. All the crops enjoyed the showers and we appreciated the break from irrigating. Generally vegetables require 1 inch of water per week. If it doesn't come in the form of rain, Bill needs to spend a signi...

June 1, 2016

Welcome to Summer Shares everyone! We appreciate the continued support of returning members and are happy to make room for those of you new to My Fine Homestead. Our membership has come close to doubling this year so we have lots and lots of wonderful people joining us...

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