Category Archives: Field Notes

Garlic and Forb

Greetings from the primitive ploughman. Annabelle and Lola checking the garlic in the fields on the Wooleylot Farm. We are fully committed to upholding fine traditional cultural practices to maintain our organic integrity. Dogs on-guard duty for any round-up sprayers with orders … Continue reading

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Potato Eye Beholder

On rare occasion, we are lucky enough to find that “one in a million” type like this unusually shaped King Harry potato.  Do you think that it has grown into an odd shape or does he resemble a valentine heart? It all in the eye of … Continue reading

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Finding Lost Treasure

What you see here is a recently discovered wild garlic. I search the countryside looking for wild garlic to cultivate. Well, it’s not actually wild garlic. You see this area has all of these old abandon farms around hereabouts and … Continue reading

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And We Have Garlic!

“One rule in life”, he murmured to himself. “If you can smell garlic, everything is all right.” Author: J.G. Ballard Yum, Yum – Fresh Garlic Pizza. In fact, this garlic in the pizza pie is so fresh that it began its day … Continue reading

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Synthetic Inputs Explained

Generally it can be said that certified organic produce is grown without synthetic fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. However, there are some synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production. Here is a picture of one of our certified organic garlic … Continue reading

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Grafting Solo

What to do on a cool, rainy day in April? Grafting apple scion wood is something that works.  This was my first time grafting after attending a couple of training sessions. It went well. Tools used were a Barnel grafting knife, nursery grafting tape, aluminum label … Continue reading

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Antiquing Vegetable Seeds

Specialty crop farming is a fulfilling business. Sometimes it’s like antiquing.  In this case, the collector is looking for those rare heirlooms of the past before our food became mass-produced by commercial farms.  We target certain antique vegetables to grow and like to gather up additional … Continue reading

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