Archive for the ‘Spring Seedlings 2011’ Category

Harvesting and Planting Together

  It’s the time of year when we start to harvest more varieties of veggies, like beets, and start to see the signs of other bounty to come.   On Friday, June 10, Brian and I started the day by harvesting over 40 pounds of Early Wonder red beets…   …Lacinato Kale, Red Russian Kale, ...

Sweet Corn, Snap Peas, & Cabbage, Oh My!

This is an amazing time of year at farms in our region. The fields are filling up with seedlings of all shapes and sizes thanks to the hard work our farm staff, Michelle and Brian, and our growing community of volunteers at Stonehill.  We are also lucky to have the help of our friends at ...

Busy Bees Help Us Grow The Farm

  It is hard to remember that just a week ago we hadn’t seen the sun in days and the heat of summer seemed like nothing but wishful thinking.   As the sun returned last week, we were happy to receive help from members of our community including Paul Daponte, Father Pinto, Lyn Feeney, Joe Miller, ...

Lettuce (Let Us) Plant and Harvest

  The farm is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to help from our community at Stonehill College.  Before the rain of last week Seniors Sarah Bolasevich and Janine DiLorenzo joined me in the fields to plant out red cabbage.  Their help and company provided the ingredients for a fun and productive afternoon.   That ...

Witnessing Spring

To be a farmer in the spring is to be presented with an endless list of projects and the opportunity to witness countless  moments of beauty.     Passing thundershowers duel with gusty breezes and warm sun rays. The seedlings respond to all of these cues and grow.     Sun rays warm the fields ...

Blessing of The Fields

  The Blessing of the Fields, led by Stonehill College President and Reverend Marc Cregan, included music performed by a student choir, a reading from the Gospel of Marc, poetry by Robert Frost and Mary Oliver, and a history of the all important shovel. The shovel, which is already an essential tool at the farm ...

Earth Day at The Farm!

Greenhouse construction continues with help from a Stonehill College family on Earth Day 2011. While I am a big proponent of the idea that “Earth Day is Every Day,” I have to admit that on April 22nd each year I am filled with additional urge to spend the day outside where my senses can pick ...

Greenhouse Construction Commences

There is nothing quite like building something from the ground up.  You plan, you order parts, you organize your materials, you read the instruction manual (if there is one), you make a plan, you assemble a team, and then the day comes when you start to build. With indispensable help from Chuck Currie, a seasoned organic ...

Seeds Want To Grow

Seeds come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like mint, are as fine as dust, while some, like marigolds, look like miniature magic wands.  Regardless of size and shape: “Drop a seed in the ground and it wants to grow!” I read this wonderful truth a few months ago in The New Organic Grower by ...

Many hands…

04.01.2011 · Posted in Spring 2011, Spring Seedlings 2011, Volunteer

March 29, 2011 Today my first volunteers joined me to help transplant Rainbow Lacinato Kale, Red Russian Kale, and Early Wonder Beets. Morgan and Brian were natural farmers as they prepared the trays and moved the sprouts from 128 cell trays to 50 cell trays.  The next home for these seedlings will be in the ...