Farm Happenings

As you may have noticed, the weather has been quite warm and sunny lately. This has put the farm in super high gear! We’re never running out of things to do, and, unfortunately, updating the website has been moved not even to the back burner, but completely off the stove top and on the floor […]

Clothes Line Conundrum

For the past few months our high-tech solar-powered clothes dryer has been sticky. We greased the end close to the house, and it seemed to help for a couple of days. Finally we brought the ladder up to check on the end mounted on a tree some ways from the house to grease that end as well. What we found once we got there no amount of greasing could fix: the tree had grown around the anchor, and was now rubbing against the wheel!

 

Clothes Line

Our guess is this clothes line has been set up for at least 17 years, possibly as much as 30 (depending on whether it was the initial owners who set it up, or if it was the owners before us)!

 

New Food Forest plans

Food Forest Workshop – Update

Recent wanderings through the future location of our new food forest led to the discovery that it is still quite wet, and working in it will be difficult. Therefore we are shifting the date of the workshop over to June 13-15. We apologize for any inconvenience. There are still many spots available if you want […]

Cherry Plum

Catching up on the Farm

It has been a very busy few weeks here at Mossy Banks farm. I figured it was high time I sat down and gave a run down on what’s been going on. More Help Arrives The first big change is an extra set of hands has moved in to Mossy Banks for the season – […]

The small black one and small brown one - both 7 weeks old

How to name animals…

You would think that with all the baby animals that are born at our farm, we’d be used to naming them. Alas, we still have trouble! Help us name our new does! There are 3: the small black one, small brown one (both 7 weeks old), and a larger black one (11 weeks old).

The seedlings get a little breathing space from the mulch.

Planting Brassica: Diamond Pattern and Mulching

In this post I’m going to go over two techniques that we use at Mossy Banks farm in our planting. For these pictures I’m planting this year’s Brassica: broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbages. The first technique is planting in a diamond pattern. The second technique is for weed control and better moisture retention: mulching. Keyhole Beds […]

Help from Abroad

Last week we had the pleasure of having Mykal and Nico help us out at Mossy Banks. They have been bicycling around the world for the last two years, and had a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us. It was a pleasure working with them. If anyone gets a knock on their […]

New Rabbits!

Thanks to my friend Matteus, I got in touch with Tim at Mile End Farm, who had some 6-week old does, and a 10-week old doe available, and I got some new rabbits! The brown one is a New Zealand Red cross, and the black ones were something else that has since slipped my mind. They’re beautiful girls!

Any name ideas? Let me know!