Visiting the RoboBees

I spent yesterday evening with a wonderful group of people discussing, in great detail, the animals that like to eat our vegetables. It’s a discussion we have at home quite often, but my companions last evening were not farmers. They were not gardeners. They were inventors and they wanted to… Continue reading

Coneheads

This is our first year growing Caraflex, or conehead as I call them, cabbages. They are a smaller cabbage than the Farao we usually grow and are supposed to be sweet and mild – perfect for summer. All the seed catalogues agree that this cabbage has good wrapper leaves for insect… Continue reading

How Time Flies!

The little boy in this picture, so eagerly helping build the compost heaps on a beautiful sunny day in January turns 21 tomorrow! You may recognize him (probably not, but try imagining that sweet little boy with a mohawk) as your delivery boy for many years. He delivered with me… Continue reading

Archaeological Finds

On occasion we unearth more than vegetables when we plow the field, but these items were all found deep in the herb garden. The large picture is of a reasonably heavy pulley, but the other two are my main fascination. A cobbler’s last and lasting stand. The lasting stand was… Continue reading

Eggs

One of my favourite tasks on the farm is candling and sorting the eggs. When I hold the bright light up against the eggs they glow like old fashioned Christmas lights. With the green eggs I can see the yellow of the yolk through the shell, on others it shows… Continue reading