We wrap up another busy week with a pictorial dispatch – highlighting our new grey water project and more!
Goat Walk & Talk
Student working on an profiling some local eco heroes for a NPR radio piece comes along on one of our goat walks. Jordanne shows her some wild edibles that are popping up all over thanks to the wondrous winter rains.
Being interviewed while walking the goats in the lower Arroyo Seco.
Farmer Justin bucket fertilizes the raised beds with nettle slurry
First dry week in weeks so time to fluff up the shavings, straw in the animal yard
Farmer Justin latest growing efforts – mushrooms.
We have a bonafide grey water system – well, almost!
I remember hauling 5 gallon buckets out to the house to water the food in the front yard back when we were teenagers in the early 1990’s. But no more bucket hauling or guerrilla grey water set up! The guys have been hard at work installing a system that will reclaim the laundry wash water and send the used water into the garden – underneath a few of the raised beds and also to a few fruit trees.
We are excited because this is another step forward in our sustainable journey.
Farmer Justin morphs into Plumber Justin for the week
Self Watering Containers
Then plant your seedlings
Olla and tomato pot
Here’s another olla pot surrounded with chard and kale
Spring is Here!
Grow your own, don’t forget to stock up on seeds at our little start up seed company Freedom Seeds – featuring organic, non corporate owned seeds.
Salad mix for customers.
We expanded our DerVaes Gardens business to be more csa-like. We are encouraging local residents to come by and support local foods and farms!
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Justin and the peastalk.
Jordanne knits up some items for friends new baby
Still snoozing? Geez, Fairlight, did we wear you out with all the happenings!