Hoe, Hoe, Hoe
This is my place on the farm to relax and enjoy solitude both in sitting and tending this space or enjoying the company of others.
Pictured, the yacon plants. The early onset of freezing weather this year means that the yacon roots will be early.This is a frost-sensitive plant originating in the Andes. Imagine a sunchoke plant with yam-shaped water storage tubers beneath the knobby mass of a crown. Here at Earthworker Farm, I'm trying to propagate this horticultural gem [...]
Batteries charged, headlamps locked and loaded with backups for when the cold shortens their lives. Large crock of rice, lentils, spaghetti squah, and yacon plus 3 liters of 195 degree water in a thermos to make tea and hot chocolate to warm up from the inside , although later on might raise the temperature to [...]
Last weeks artisan mix featured micro red orach grown from seed that was produced by Les at Offerings of the Land, a small farm within 5 miles of Earthworker Farm. In the images below you can see the velvet textured, spinach-like tasting orach growing in a bed where I trial seeds and then the seed [...]
I'm not a car, I'm a human (pro magnon) that quite fancies the sweetening that happens to plants in their roots, stems, leaves, pods, and buds when freezing temperatures result in sugar production. I speculate, which is all I can do, that starches turn to sugars and serve as an antifreeze or are merely a [...]