Frith Farm

Sunday, October 30, 2011

White Halloween

People always warned me of Maine winters, and I was certainly impressed by last winter's offerings ending with a 12" snowfall on April 1. But six inches in October? Rather uncalled for, I'd say, especially since we still have a week of CSA pickups. I guess we'll be digging in the snow for Tuesday's harvest.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kitten Caboodle

Integrated Rodent Control has arrived on the farm. After noting a spike in chipmunk and mice populations, we decided it was time to increase our biodiversity to cope with the imbalance. Meet Saffron and Charlie, siblings from the Animal Refugee League of greater Portland:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Preparing for Fall

Despite the noblest of intentions, it has been too long since our last post. In that time a lot has happened, as one would expect during harvest season on farm.
Our first pigs made their final voyage to the butcher a few weeks ago, filling the freezers of our customers and leaving us the gift of a hundred pounds of smoked bacon and whole-hog sausage (now for sale on the farm). Four new piglets have already taken their place, and have been up to their ears in soil ever since!
The turkeys are growing visibly every day. They are by far the friendliest livestock on the farm, closely following all visitors while pecking avidly at their shoelaces. They are also easily entertained by an empty bucket.
We transformed the greenhouse recently in preparation for a late fall crop of mesclun greens and spinach. It had become quite a jungle of storage and tomatoes over the summer.
And of course it wouldn't be a complete blog post without some photos of what's been harvested lately.