Tag: winter

It’s Winter Solstice- Celebrate with Sage

Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the beginning of Winter. We toast days past and make plans for the year to come… One herb I associate with Winter is Sage. It’s in lots of recipes for cold weather foods, and drinking and…

Sage, Winter’s green

December = Nothing to do in the garden, devouring each seed catalog as it arrives in the mail. No snow yet so I can still see some green out there including Chives, Lemon Balm, and Sage. Garden or Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) has become one of…

Ready for Winter Downtime

It is sad when garden time comes to a close. But we’re a bit tired after a long season and are looking forward to a little downtime. The Hadley garden has already had frost. All that’s left are some greens growing under fleece, as well…

What Farmers Do Off-Season

What Farmers Do Off-Season

Here we are visiting Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. What a wonderful vacation– full of sunshine, snorkeling, and sailing! With Spring right around the corner, we’re getting itchy to get back to farming but there’s still lots of snow on the ground with very cold nights so it looks…

Planting Seeds and Dreams

Planting Seeds and Dreams

Cold cold cold! I’m not really a fan of Winter, but can appreciate the crispy clear air and the exquisiteness of frost patterns on cold frame glass. Don’t get to see that everyday! But honestly, I’d rather be inside curled up with a blanket, cup…

Winter Harvest at the Micro-Farm

Winter Harvest at the Micro-Farm

Here’s Hawkeye with fresh-picked lettuce and arugula from the cold frame on December 23rd. This is what I call living large! (Okay, the tattered basket might not qualify as “large”. New baskets are on the list!) We’ve had snow since then and wouldn’t be getting…