Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Adventures of Links

Y'all, another short non adult video starring me has surfaced. This one is for the CFSA barnstorming tour. The folks that did that tour are awesome. And the folks that made the video were awesome as well.
Ps- your awesome too. Don't feel left out. Here is a lilac/purple hyperlink for you as well. There now everyone has one.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I should be on every visitors must see list

Y'all, here's a little mention of yours truly on the Bon Appetit' blog:


I know what your thinking already...
But this magazine seems to deal with food mostly. It is not french for "chimpanzee boobies".

Sunday, August 19, 2012


  I was halfway through turning in this droughted buckwheat cover crop when a light bulb went off in my brain. I bet the massive hordes of Lil'Farm fanatics who read this blog obsessively would be very interested in seeing this image, as well as knowing what a lovely and easy to raise pseudo cereal buckwheat is. I'm about to plant strawberries here in about three weeks. I planted it about a month or so ago, and it grew like a weed. A cultivated, fast growing, green manure providing weed. Buckwheat is pretty much the easiest cover crop to grow. Aside from needing a little water, it requires very little, and will grow in 4-8 weeks, and give you lots of biomass. It does best in low nitrogen crap soils. Lucky for it, I can provide said conditions. If it gets going quickly it does a nice job of smothering out other weeds. And if it was buckwheat pancake time it would be real easy to pull a crop off it, and still turn it in for some organic matter.  Also eat more buckwheat pancakes- even if your on the Carrboro-Diet. Because that stuff is gluten free. I soak the groats in water over night, then blend them up with egg milk and salt and cook em up. easy ass pancakes right there.
    I should have made an audio track for this post, because the bees are working it over. Buckwheat is a bangin beecrop in some places, it makes that honey dark. But it's also covered in all kinds of other pollinators. They seem to be working certain sections in crews, maybe as the flowers become more open.This harrow is about to make them sad.
    The only downside is that in bloom it smells a tiny little bit like cat pee, or rather cat pee that has been on a couch and some hippie couldn't be bothered to go get some Natures Miracle and get that smell out, so they rubbed it with a wet rag instead. Not overwhelming, just every now again your walking by thinking gross, smells kinda like old cat pee. Its not though, its just buckwheat smell.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Farm Dinner at Panzanella

We are having a joint farm dinner at Panazanella w/ EcoFarm on Saturday July 28th-
Y'all come get your grub on !
Also here is a little interview they did with yours truly last week to get you hyped for it. Only referenced drugs one time. A personal best.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Let the freakshow begin!

Y'all know we like to get our tomato on right? Last week we picked our record amount and this week is looking about that way as well. 39 varieties- 29 of those bread flats worth- that equals tomato overdose-- Have some, but what will your mouth do with options as fine as these?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Garlic growing

Harvested all the garlic over the last few days. This is is the latest in many attempts to get a good garlic seed stash together. And while cautiously optimistic I'm gonna say I did all right.Last fall I bought some of the fancy pants hard neck garlic's and a bit of elephant garlic as well. Garlic grows through the winter and spring. It comes in basically two types, Hardneck and Softneck. The Hardnecks are tastier and easier to harvest than the softnecks for the most part, Except, no braiding. The best part is you get like 5-8 big cloves and no little dinkies. you know what I'm talking, those little tiny ones in the center that by the time you get done peeling, you discover they were empty.     

     Garlic is one of those truly pleasurable plants to grow. It goes with damn near anything, looks beautiful and if you don't sell it, bring it back next week and try again, like a tomato that won't rot. Its also a pleasure to eat. Hippies believe that garlic will cure most anything, it is a truly amazing plant, but I don't think this is true, garlic will stink your breath, and probably has amazing properties healing and otherwise. However lots of things hippies say seem to be untrue, especially when it comes to plant magic, so cautiously apply to broken/missing limbs. It does work on treating bad vibes though. So that should come as no shock.
I grow a good bit of softneck, but end up selling lots of it for green garlic. This batch, well its gonna be my stock for planting this fall. Inchelium Red, Georgian Fire, and Music are the types. If things go right, then it will also be the start of a wonderful breathstankin vampire free relationship. But first I got to cure it. Which for me means tying a bunch together and hanging it from the rafters of the porch. After about three weeks it should be dry enough to clean up a little and store. Then come September I'm gonna plant it again and hope for a huge bounty, thus the circle is formed. only this time instead of harvesting hanging, ignoring and then rotting the garlic. I plan on replanting it, making garlic babies and having them repopulate the fields every year. eventually giving me a sellable bounty so copious that it would even make Elliot Coleman get excited "down there".  Holler

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Peoples, Why the hell have I been cutting tomato stakes on a table saw for the last few years? It works sort of, but you will probably ruin your tablesaw/s especially if you borrowed it from your friend Ryan, then got a replacement one for him. borrowed it and yes broke it as well, but played it off like it was all good. Well to H E double toothpaste with that nonsense....
. We had a brilly-ant idea today. Well that's not true, the idea was a few weeks ago but the execution was today. Here's the recipe- Please do not follow it, I'm sure danger is involved in many steps.

New stakes:
First Step- Get lots of oak boards from the saw mill.
Second Step- Borrow the use of your awesome friends smaller sawmill.
Step the Third- Stack the boards topwise and cut twenty at a time.

Fourth Step- Repeat
Step by Step- NKOTB's hot shit