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Garlic, garlic, everywhere

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Looks like we’re about to start the yearly garlic cleaning. The “stinking rose” as some call it, was harvested from the fields about a month ago. We have quite a bit drying in our barn on racks as well as in our neighbor’s barn. Now comes the fun part! I use to […]

To Everything There is a Season

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

It looks like it’s been some time since our last post. So much has happened in a little less than a year. Where can I start? Yes, we are still farming. It’s been a tough year. Our much loved brother-in-law passed to the other side after a very long struggle with […]

October Skies

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the soybeans in the local fields were just turning copper brown. The corn stalks were standing straight and tall like soldiers going into battle just waiting for the International Havester or the John Deere combine to mow them down. With such dry weather around here, the […]

Into the Fields

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

This time of year always reminds me of a hymn by Dan Schutte, S.J. taken here from Glory and Praise, 1984.
The fields are high and summer’s days are few; green fields have turned to gold.
The time is here for the harvesting, for gathering home into barns.
The seeds were sown by other hands than yours; nurtured […]

Tomato Time

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

If I wasn’t mistaken, I felt a bit of cool crispness in the wind this morning; hints of autumn? The calendar says August but already the crops are saying “harvest.” That can only mean one thin. Fall is on its way. Late summer titillates the senses with the aroma of fresh cut […]

Garden Party

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Saturday was our annual garlic cleaning party! We promise pizza, beer, and garlic tasting in exchange for a few hours of clipping and cleaning of garlic. The annual event has morphed into more food, drinks, and music, sometimes followed by a dip (wanted or not) in our small pool! This year […]

New Arrival

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Well, we did go to the fair and we did look at tractors and we did take the plunge and buy a brand, spanking new MF 1533 series from a great guy, James Kieferr of Kiefer Equipment. It’s beautiful! Don’t get me wrong our old Massey gave us 32 […]

Fair Enough

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

It is fair time here in Medina County (Aug.1-8), the time of the year when everyone can show off the fruits (literally and figuratively) of their labor. Medina County Fair is over 164 years old; one of the largest and oldest fairs in the state. Farmers, bakers, sewers, artisans, collectors, and youth bring […]

Six Weeks ‘Til the First Frost?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The Cicadas have heralded the beginning of the end. It is deep summertime here in Ohio. Temperatures hovered, no they were STUCK in the nineties for most of the week. No longer is there freshness to the morning air or that vibrant green of early summer. I had an older […]

Summertime

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Well, it is definitely summertime here on the farm. Everything seems to be growing ahead of schedule although the earlier rains did cut back on some of the planting time. The garlic is out of the ground and drying in the barns and should be ready in a few […]