It's been a hot one, folks. Great for the potatoes and carrots, as we watered them carefully. Not great for the farmers, most of whom have been consistently overheated for pretty much the last 4 months. Certainly, the blog updating melted away. Cooler nights are here, however, and even the…

Summer 2013 (January 2014 re-visit)

          [caption id="attachment_73" align="alignnone" width="300"] Simone and TJ of Rootdown Farm- sometimes they come work for us and that is a good day.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_74" align="alignnone" width="300"] The boss is in the back[/caption] [caption id="attachment_75" align="alignnone" width="225"] potato flowers are found in the crowns of royalty[/caption]…

Jan 2014

May 2012 Toby is the latest addition to the team at Helmer's Organics. He is not too helpful yet. May 2012 Toby is the latest addition to the team at Helmer's Organics. He is not too helpful yet. [caption id="attachment_68" align="alignnone" width="300"] Not exactly summer right now, on the farm.…

August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013 It has been a very busy month: Slow Food Cycle Sunday, IronMan competition (we were supporters), sweltering heat, drought etc etc. Today was lovely, however: a perfect cool day to dig carrots for a few hours. Here's an photo of the farmyard during Slow Food Cycle Sunday. You…

August 15, 2013

August 28, 2013 It has been a very busy month: Slow Food Cycle Sunday, IronMan competition (we were supporters), sweltering heat, drought etc etc. Today was lovely, however: a perfect cool day to dig carrots for a few hours. Here's an photo of the farmyard during Slow Food Cycle Sunday. You…

June 2013

July 2013 Getting the potato harvester out and ready to start digging this week. July 2013 Getting the potato harvester out and ready to start digging this week. June 2013: starting to think about getting a harvesting crew together, more about web and getting ready for market.