Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Corn Field (and other developments)

While I've been busy in the greenhouse ...
White pearl onions in pots
Red pearl onions
garlic and turmeric

Lots of ginger
Last fall Adam bought organic ginger, turmeric, pearl onions, and potatoes at Harris Teeter. Organic produce isn't treated with inhibitors to keep these root crops from forming eyes readily. He's had them in a big box in the barn, cradled in lots of dry leaves, so they could accumulate some cold hours. Today I chopped them up and put them into a little soil.
first layer of potatoes in compost
Meanwhile, Adam was outside, tilling a new small plot for corn, squash, and beans. It's about 40' x 40'.
This field is behind the greenhouse, toward the east of the wheat field.
greenhouse, corn field, wheat field
Do you recall that I put in a shade flower bed? It has artemisia, sedum, and daffodil bulbs. Well I looked carefully, and see? The sedum is beginning to come up!
I'm so excited! I love sedum. Also the artemisia is holding its own against the winter weather.
The only thing in the winter shade that's done fabulously is my lambs' ear.
Today was overcast but pleasant into the afternoon, so it was a grand day to do farm work. Inside, I started a new weaving on the Red Robin loom.
This will be a table cloth. I've learned that the weft yarn dominates, so if I want the warp to stand out (in this case, the stripes), I need to make it quite distinctive, like this dark green and creamy white. The weft yarn is a light gray. I think I'm finally getting the hang of the color selection!


  1. I'm hoping to start planting next week. Your farm is inspiring - I mean, you two are inspiring!!

  2. I can't believe you have green coming up already. Months away here yet for anything like that!!

  3. You two are moving right along there at the farm, outside and in.

    It's been raining here for the past two days. Heavy rain yesterday and tornado warnings again.

    Have a great Friday and weekend ~ FlowerLady


Welcome to the farm! Please let me hear from you ~