8/5/2020

8/5/2020

Dear Farm Journal, It’s time to tie up all of the “loose ends” around the farm before we leave for the Boundary Waters (or at...

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8/4/2020

8/4/2020

Dear Farm Journal, The final pack out of the summer CSA is enveloped in a sense of accomplishment. “We did it!”, we say, almost...

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8/3/2020

8/3/2020

Dear Farm Journal, I have always fancied rolling on a fresh coat of paint, brushing away the old, sealing in the past, and...

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8/2/2020

8/2/2020

Dear Farm Journal,I woke up to the gentle sound of moving water calling to the deep wells within. Where the river wets the bank...

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8/1/2020

8/1/2020

Dear Farm Journal,It was a slow moving Saturday, but we managed to get a bit of planting in before we took off to visit Sandi’s...

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7/31/2020

7/31/2020

  Dear Farm Journal, Today was the last day of Georgia and Elaina’s month long internship with us and we’ve been honored to...

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7/30/2020

7/30/2020

Dear Farm Journal, As our time with Georgia and Elaina nears its end, I want to make the most of our last couple of days...

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7/29/2020

7/29/2020

  Dear Farm Journal, The panoramic perspective I’ve gained from working with the interns is priceless. Their presence in...

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7/28/2020

7/28/2020

Dear Farm Journal, Today is the seventh CSA pack out of the eight week summer season and I can tell we’re starting to feel the...

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7/27/2020

7/27/2020

Dear Farm Journal,This season, I’m catching sight of some corner pieces to the farm puzzle, the pillars that frame in the big...

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7/26/2020

7/26/2020

Dear Farm Journal,I’ve been eating a plant based diet with no refined sugars for close to two months now and genuinely take...

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7/25/2020

7/25/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Rufus and I both felt the need to side step our methodical stride for a mini adventure on wheels today. So we...

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7/24/2020

7/24/2020

Dear Farm Journal,The flare of the early afternoon light stung my sun-roughened shoulders. Beads of sweat rolled over the curve...

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7/23/2020

7/23/2020

Dear Farm Journal,I decided, against my better judgement, to take both Balio and Gizmo to the vet at the same time. I’ve never...

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7/22/2020

7/22/2020

Dear Farm Journal, When my mind hangs low with weighty business decisions, grappling with the dim uncertainties of the changing...

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7/21/2020

7/21/2020

Dear Farm Journal, This evening, I reflect on the profound gratitude I hold in my heart for my brother. Today is his third day...

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7/20/2020

7/20/2020

Dear Farm Journal,It’s time for all of our tomato investments to start paying off. We’ve put a lot of love and care into our...

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7/19/2020

7/19/2020

Dear Farm Journal,After lounging streamside and wading in the coolness of the West Fork, I suppose we were due for a little...

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7/18/2020

7/18/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Today Elaina and I hiked around the farm, exploring the stream beds beyond the maple sugar bush. I showed her...

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7/17/2020

7/17/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Working alongside Georgia and Elaina has me switching head space back to my early undergrad days. I marvel at...

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7/16/2020

7/16/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Today Elaina asked us why we hadn’t gotten more into permaculture on the farm. On one hand, I felt delighted...

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7/15/2020

7/15/2020

Dear Farm Journal,We pulled in a heap of a garlic crop today, but that was not the most exciting moment of the farm...

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7/14/2020

7/14/2020

  Dear Farm Journal,Nothing quite motivates a team to work with a steady vigor like a tantalizing trip down the Kickapoo...

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7/13/2020

7/13/2020

  Dear Farm Journal, Although we’ve been plucking away at the carrot patch for awhile, today was our first harvest for the...

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7/12/2020

7/12/2020

  Dear Farm Journal, Amidst the clamor of midsummer madness, it’s imperative to carve out a corner in your calendar for...

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7/11/2020

7/11/2020

Dear Farm Journal,This morning I introduced Balio to the piglets. Rufus wasn’t so sure about the idea at first. “So, why are we...

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7/10/2020

7/10/2020

Dear Farm Journal, Today was filled with a steady bustle of farm activity, but maneuvering five squealing, wriggling piglets...

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7/9/2020

7/9/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Our intern, Elaina, has returned to the farm with her lifelong friend, Georgia. These young ladies decided to...

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7/8/2020

7/8/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Well, I don’t know if we can officially call these the dog days of summer, but Balio certainly can’t handle...

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7/7/2020

7/7/2020

Dear Farm Journal,Our stellar crew concluded the CSA pack out before lunch and moved on to pigpen prep during the hottest part...

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