Let's just say Mark has a way of growing tomatoes that is a bit different than most weekend gardeners. This past week, he has spent HOURS trimming the lower branches off of the tomatoes so there is more energy going to the blooms and fruit. First, he cuts their 'hair' (branches), then he ties them to a string which stretches to the top of the hoop house, then he clips the stem (black thing on left tomato plant) to the string. Fortunately, he was long gone when the snake (middle of picture) came out from underneath the warm, red plastic. We have survived the first three weeks of CSA fullfillment. I have progressed from completely freaking out to just running around with my head cut off on delivery days. WILD! We always have help--Mom helps harvest and Dad drives the delivery truck.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.