Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sowing and waiting…

Well, the day began with rain and now is ending with it.  It’s maddening!  I did check the extended forecast, though, and it looks promising:  rain tomorrow but then dry for most of next week.  It’s a good thing because … Continue reading

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CSA pick-up #8

Wow!  This week’s share includes the following: 2 pounds of new potatoes 1/2 lb yellow wax beans -OR- 1 lb summer squash (zucchini and/or yellow squash) 2 cucumbers 2 fennel bulbs 1/3 lb bag of mixed cooking greens 1 head … Continue reading

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Sunday musings…

I (John) am flying solo this weekend. Sonya is with a big group of her Westbrook High friends floating down the Saco River on their annual canoe trip, cocktail probably in hand. So far, so good here on the home … Continue reading

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CSA pick-up #7

This week’s share includes the following: 1/2 lb bag of salad mix 1 head of lettuce 1 lb bag of beets (farm and Portland market CSAers) 1 pint snow peas (Portland Allen Ave and Bridgton market CSAers) 1 bunch of … Continue reading

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August weeding party and potluck

Folks, we are in serious need of some weeding help!  All that June rain has really given weeds of all sorts a jump on our cultivated crops.  We will be hosting our very first weeding party + potluck here at … Continue reading

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Saturday update

It’s raining again, but I’m pretty unfazed about it.  The intrepid Kate Jones is off to the Bridgton Farmers’ Market while Sonya and I gear up for some greenhouse weeding, paperwork, and, of course, hanging out with Miss Lydia.  As … Continue reading

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CSA pick-up #6

This week’s share includes the following: 1/2 lb bag of salad mix 1 bunch of purple top turnips 1 kohlrabi 1 bunch of scallions 1 green garlic .4 lbs of snow peas 1 pint of sugar snap peas 1 pint … Continue reading

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Luther, revisited

In honor of this weekend’s woodchuck capture, I am pleased to reprint the story of Luther, copied from last year’s CSA newsletter: Of Cabbages and Kings: The Story of Luther the Woodchuck Howdy! My name is Luther, and I’m a … Continue reading

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Billie Jean returns, along with the sun!

No, this post is not a tribute to the late, great King of Pop…there are plenty of those elsewhere on the Internets. Billie Jean is our plucky farm truck (my old Saturn wagon is Bessie, for the record…any vehicle with … Continue reading

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Another wet market

Whew!  I’m warming up and drying off after another very wet Portland Farmers’ Market.  Many thanks to everyone who braved the wind and at times torrential rain to visit the market today…we vendors appreciated it!  Thanks also to Kate’s friend, … Continue reading

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