Monday, June 13, 2011

Work Day at Moss Hill Farm CSA

Floyd was kind enough to teach a class on Saturday in techniques of farming.  In
return he got a lot of free work, tilling, fertilizing and weeding.

We learned how to prune tomatoes, which after all these years I didn't know you
were supposed to do.  I still don't quite have that process down yet, but will keep
working at it.
Floyd grows all organic heirlooms.
A wonderful tool made in Maine that I must get someday.
One of the "workers" taking time to gaze at the beautiful sunflowers along the lake.

A crop of Vidallia onions drying on the trampoline.

Another tool that's a must-have to mark your rows for planting.
Bob picking lettuce and radishes.
Finally got to wear my Kavu hat.  Came in handy with the 100 degrees at 11 am.
Got sent home with lots of free lettuce and veggies, which will be dinner tonight!

Found at a garage sale for $10 on the way home from the farm.  What a find,
what a good day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Newborn Fawn in the Garden

Was in the garden yesterday morning picking lettuce with Geisha, turned around to
see a newborn fawn trying to stand up.  Rushed Geisha back to the house before
she could see her, grabbed my camera. By time I got back, the fawn was in the brush next to the
fence.  Her mother was on the other side drinking from the stream.  This was about
the best photo I could get.  She was small enough to fit through the wire fence,
a 4x4 square!  She is in the very center of the photo.  You may see her better if you
click on the photo to enlarge it.  She has a lot of white spots.  Another reason I
should carry my camera at all times!