Posts Tagged ‘water’

Simplicity of Summery Spring

  Seedlings start small, but it doesn’t take long before they start to drink in the light, nutrients and water that allow them to take root and grow. Some days we focus so much on the tasks at hand – a common occurrence in most any walk of life – and fail to really see ...

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 ...

Volunteers from Near and Far Put Down Roots

04.18.2011 · Posted in Spring 2011, The Farm at Stonehill, Volunteer

Spring is in the air and with it the projects are many and full of new life at The Farm. Friday was a beautiful day that hinted at the long, sun-filled days to come.  On that fine day, Dick Murray, who works in facilities management, completed his work spreading stone dust to create a solid ...

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 ...

Cabbage: From Seed to Table

Watch green cabbage grow with me! I planted some of our first seeds on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2011. The seeds germinated over the weekend and when I returned on Monday I found a forest of sprouts. I repositioned them under the lights, gave them a drink, and one more day to grow before ...

Digging the Well & Starting Seeds During the Ides of March

After a long and very snowy winter the earth below emerged and everywhere brown fields started to turn green! On March 21, Farmer Kevin O’Dwyer of Langwater Farm tilled the field to prep the area for spring plantings which will commence in April.   The danger of heavy frost will linger for another month (as demonstrated ...