Author: nithvalleyorganics

July 4, 2022

In the greenhouse the tomatoes are starting, and in the field the asparagus is just done.  Overall not bad having those seasons overlap, if only for a few days.  But after nearly two months of multiple times daily harvest, it feels very strange walking past all those tall asparagus spears and not picking them. Soon […]

June 27, 2022

It’s been a dry few weeks, so the rain last night was a blessing.  Only a quarter inch, so not much compared to the inch weekly needed for most vegetable crops, but we’ll take what we can get.  And since we already had some sprinklers running, we didn’t let a little rain dampen our enthusiasm […]

June 20, 2022

Getting off the farm is hard, even if it just for a couple days.  But it felt good being able to leave it in competent hands as we did just that over the weekend to attend an out of town wedding.  Even better, we got our hay in before leaving.  Most of it we got […]

June 13, 2022

Strawberry season is here!  First picking today, so we’ll have to see how many we get, but at least it should be something.  Rain in the later part of the week may make our picking schedule difficult, but we’ll just have to live with it.  We need the rain, and have been thankful for what […]

Weekly Update June 6, 2022

It’s been a good week for progress, even if we didn’t get the entire list checked off.  Of course we still feel behind, but it’s holding.  Most of the tomatoes are planted in the field, probably half the potatoes, and parsnips got seeded.  Overall a success.  We decided not to take our chances on cutting […]

May 30th, 2022

It’s shearing season for the sheep.  We had actually initially planned to schedule a little later in the season, when more of them had had their lambs, but seeing how much happier the sheep look it was probably just a good thing to get it done.  Last week our sheep sheerer called us up and […]

May 23, 2022

This weekend we have been very happy to finally have our backup power operational.  After initial estimates of a few hours to restore power, over a day after the storm we are still not back to full power.   Besides the storm the week was already so busy that it is hard to remember what […]

Weekly Update May 16, 2022

Spring arrived in a rush this week.  After last weekend’s frost, the asparagus surprised us by bouncing back quickly, and we were harvesting by Wednesday night.  Rhubarb is also nearly ready and the spring turnips in the greenhouse.  In the field our early seeded greens are up and growing, but still tiny.  We are mostly […]

Weekly Update May 9, 2022

Planting season is underway and it is starting to feel more and more like spring is here to stay.  But as seems to be the case the last few years, just when the asparagus is starting to come up, and is looking promising to be ready within the week, we get frost again and it […]

Weekly Update May 2, 2022

As seems to be the weather lately, we have a really nice warm spell and then another cold snap.  A week ago we were sharing about having planted out our first cabbages, but in the week between it has been more of the cold side of that swing holding us off from doing as much […]