The Fall to-do-list

So now that the season is finally starting to feel like fall and is not just some far off wishful thought,  It is time to start checking off some of our extensive to-do-list of projects here on the farm. We grow so intensively with three seasons of crops in one planting bed we have to really amend our raised beds well before we put them to rest for the winter. Each of these planting beds will require different amendments depending on the kinds crops that were grown in them throughout the long growing season. Also we are going to be repairing and building new planting beds this fall as well. This is a study of dirt time…I mean getting down there in it… smelling…looking at it…feeling of it through your fingers and then testing the dirt…the dirt will tell you what it needs and believe me it will need plenty of fresh compost and other minerals as well. I think of it like I do when I create a new  food recipe…it takes trial and error to get the mixture right and some experience in the kitchen helps a great deal.  We have a lot of fall varieties of vegetables coming up now with the cooler air and rain bring new life to the farm.  So happy to see some of my favorites back out there growing. Kale, Lettuces and radishes are coming on and looking wonderful. We also have some beets, and carrots that should show up in the CSA baskets late October. Mustard greens and Arugula are really pretty right now coming up through the ground. I can’t wait to start harvesting those. Now…I need to get back to the to-do-list..I think I have spent enough time putting it off this morning:)

Cooking Workshop

Sept. 17th 10:30 am

The Farmhouse Kitchen   (free)

Cooking with Herbs

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My name is Peggy Lynn Marchetti. I am a wife, a mother of two beautiful, never boring children, and a farmer... that's right - a farmer... a female farmer to be exact. I live on a beautiful little third generation organic farm in middle Tennessee.

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