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This page contains news, event information, and other items added by myself, the intrepid farmer-in-process at Old 99. I send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.

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Old 99 Farm, week of Sept 10 2018

Tomatoes, cabbage, onions, potatoes, chard, beans, peppers are all looking good. I’m amazed how well the tomatoes have lasted this year, and now I have lots of the yellow cherry size that are so popular.

I’ll have new ‘crop’ of activated compost in a month, amended with micronutrient mineral and biochar. Good to put on your garden and turn in, plant a covercrop on top is even better. Never leave your garden bare!

Around the farm I am discovering healthy saplings from my nut trees: Heartnut, English Walnut, Butternut. Often I can tell what they are from the nut shell still at the root. These are excellent shade trees, and the nuts are edible of course. I’ll dig and pot/wrap for you.

What’s up in the climate news? Try reading the blog, Faster Than Expected, for concise clips and nice pictures.