Friday, June 26, 2009

sweet woops

woops! forgot the pics of the sweet potatoes. this will all make sense if you read the next blog entry.

the sizzle and the steak

there is a saying in advertising that 'you dont sell the steak ... you sell the sizzle'. margit commented the other day that she thought the blog seemed a bit 'ladida' and that we were not telling the whole story of what goes on on the farm. missing was how the work gets done. so... here is some of the steak that get things done around here.

most everything else gets done by hand. the days have been long, tiring adn yet very satisfying. we have planted four varieties of potatoes including fingerlings which are small lovely potatoes. pictured here are the sweet potatoes we are excited about growing. we are planting them with black poly mulch to keep the heat in and weeds out. we have six northern varieties that still require 90 days of good heat units.

this is fred.

fred is a 1967 ford pick up that helps us with work on the farm. fencing, haying, manure and much more happens with fred.

so thats part of the story adn of course there will be more to come.

Friday, June 12, 2009

tasty sunday

join us for a colourful tea tasting this sunday...

June 14, 2009 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Colours of Tea
Black, Green, White

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


the past week or so has brought dreaming and doing together in the hot weather of this early summer. here are several pictures telling the story of sandy walker our neighbour on his 1955 ford 600 tractor, who turned the lower field into the field of our dreams... and the work of planting 400lbs of seed potatoes, sweet potatoes, melons and cukes. new tea infusions are being created and the growing conditions are great for all the other yummies going on.
(if you click on the pics they will enlarge... check out the artichokes!)

Monday, June 1, 2009


We have just listed our tea bar with Teaguide. Have a look at and come see us at the Artfarm for tea and goodies.