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July 13, 2021
The garden is in full bloom with the bees buzzing everywhere and with Western Swallowtail butterflies alighting on all the flowers they love. The heat wave took its toll on the berry crop, cooking them on the vine. The spent berries have been removed and discarded. The plants given an abundance of water and all are recovering. Now producing beautiful ripe yummy berries to eat while working and take to market on Saturdays. The garlic crop is being harvested and hung in the shed to dry. The beds that grew the garlic are being cleared and amended, ready for the next crop of winter vegetables. It is time to plant the winter garden with an abundance of things to savour during the cold months. Stop by Moss Street Market for plants and seeds, along with a handout with instructions for planting your winter garden.
June 16, 2021
The garden is exploding with many happy plants, birds and bees, snakes and lizards, gorgeous butterflies, and abundant wildlife. The owls are mating, singing there wild songs of love. Being nestled in the woods gives the opportunity to observe and interact with nature. The robins have mated and are raising their young. Learning to fly and find their own food threatens the ripening berries, especially the strawberries which are so close to the ground. Chasing them away only works when a farmer is in attendance. Otherwise netting is mandatory. Later in the season as the robins grow they lose interest in the strawberries and would rather search for worms but when young they are a bit inexperienced and lazy.
May 10, 2021
The first wild bees are visiting all the flowers, frogs have returned to the garden, the first snakes are looking for slugs (so many in the garden) to eat and the robins are building their nests. Lots of tomato and other plants available at the Moss Street Market. Come by on Saturday between 10am and 2pm for beautiful produce, plants to fill your pots and gardens, quality crafts and a delicious lunch.
April 18, 2021
Spring is definitely here with sun, warmth and seedlings sprouting everywhere. Moss Street Market is hopping with produce, plants and so many special treats. Gardens are coming to life and everyone is excited about a new season and a new start. Join us at the market for all your bedding plant needs. The first week in May the tomato and pepper plants will be arriving at the market ready to go into your gardens.
March 27, 2021
Just launched the website! Looking forward to feedback from friends and family. Seedlings are sprouting at the farm. In fact hundreds of them. Many little babies to take care of for the duration. We will be at Moss Street Market on Saturday April 3rd from 10am to 1pm with bedding plants, seeds, preserves and some produce. Hope to see all of our friends there.
February 20, 2021
Perfect day to be at the computer working on this website. Hopefully, ready to launch soon. It has been a steep learning curve with many difficult, frustrating days but also lots of fun. Could not have done it without the help of a good friend. He is quite incredible. When viewing the site you will see his work as it is much more professional looking than the work this farmer has done. So there are some inconsistencies since there are two of us working on inputting and building the site. I call it a work in progress that will probably continue for some years. Looking forward to a better understanding of how it works as time goes by. It has been great using many of the pictures that have been taken at the farm. Some by me but many by the volunteers who visit and help out with all the work involved. I want to thank all of my family and friends who have contributed. All things no matter how small have added to the success of this farming enterprise.