With plentiful thanks to the wwoofers, warmshower cyclists, other willing helpers, and market customers that have made 2013 another great year on the farm. Here’s some late-season farm views from wwoofer Steph Wetherell.
Probably one of the last days of the grass being green, before everything turns to white.
Cleaned this year’s rye harvest with the ol’ Cockshutt No2 fanning mill, ready for the stone mill. Moved the ‘granary’ shipping container to its permanent home behind the tractor shed, now to build a roof over it before the snow falls…
It’s been a busy month with harvesting and the last of the markets. Now the garden is tilled, the root cellar is full, squash is curing, rye is ready for milling and the straw is in the barn.
These misty late-summer mornings in the garden makes picking vegetables for market even more rewarding.
I’ve long suspected this place is a little bit enchanted. The largest Giant Puffball mushroom so far weighed 30lbs.
All in all, a pretty happy year in the garden for most growing things.
Thanks Eric, Angelique, Lynden, and Scott for the hand getting the rest of the hay in. Photos by Eric Gier http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodbike Also, we had a visit from travelling photo journalist Eugénie Frerichs as we got the last loads in, who has a photo diary in Modern Farmer
Got the first round of hay in during this last dry spell – cheers to Eric, Ryan and Andi for the help!
Crazy year so far for the giant puffball mushrooms in the sheep pasture, if you’d like some come on by…