Author: nithvalleyorganics

June 26, 2023

Before sitting down to write this week my first that was that I couldn’t think of a single thing we accomplished this week.  This is of course far from true, but in the thick of it, it is easier to remember all the things we didn’t get done than all that we did.  But this […]

June 19, 2023

Our week started the best way it possibly could: with a two day slow refreshing rain after a month of drought.  The timing couldn’t have been better.  On Saturday we got the last of our first cut hay bailed and stored away, and then rain on Sunday night off and on through Tuesday morning to […]

June 12, 2023

Well it’s been an adventure of a week.  Mostly two projects that we knew were going to be big, but we nevertheless underestimated. The short version is we got the new tarp on the coverall and we got the hay in.  But it turns out it takes us a full day with two to three […]

June 5th, 2023

Last Monday we finally decided we were ready to trust the weather for tomato planting.  We were able to get most of them planted on Monday, but ran out of landscape fabric for between the rows so had to continue with the rest on Tuesday after picking up another roll.  Overall this new system is […]

May 29, 2023

It’s hard to believe it is almost June already.  Not so much that the time has flown, which to an extent it has, but more that it is May 29th and we haven’t planted a single tomato in the field yet.  The plants are ready.  Have been for weeks.  Really they are looking a little […]

May 22, 2023

Well it’s been a busy week and one we hope not to repeat for quite a while.  There were ups and downs, but just way too much for one week.  Between Monday chicken processing, and markets on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday there wasn’t much time to get things done at home, and naturally since it […]

May 15, 2023

There has been a lot going on this week.  Too much really.  We are getting things done, which is fantastic, but there have also been a few dumb mistakes that come with trying to do too much.  Parts of some orders were missed and we are still sorting that out, we forgot to bring bags […]

May 8, 2023

Planting has officially begun.  Last Thursday we got a bunch of seeds planted in the field and Friday we were able to run the transplanter for a few hours and got most of a bed of lettuce plus one and a bit rows of cabbage planted out.  There is lots left to do, but it […]

May 1, 2023

It’s looking like a rainy start to the week and with the above freezing forecast for the next while that means we are behind on field work and planting.  First there is some equipment to get home, and some figuring on how to get by without our normal planting tractor until it is done repairs.  […]

April 24, 2023

What do you get when you cross a busy week in the greenhouse with a busy week lambing?  Springtime on the farm! After a sudden start to a busy lambing season last Sunday the rest of the week hasn’t abated much in pace.  Sure there were days without new lambs, but not many, and the […]