The weather determines so much on the farm. This year has been dry so far and Paul has taken every opportunity to keep planting and working the ground. Irrigation has been running during the day to keep the new beds of lettuce and leeks, peas, broccoli raabe, mizuna, arugula, spinach, carrots and turnips from drying out. We know these are crops that could rot, given a couple weeks of rain which is not uncommon here in January and February. But it’s also possible we will be flush with fresh, early spring bounty when we are most often quite thin, stretching to find product to sell. It’s worth the risk.
December 28, 2011
Dry Winter Farming