Frost Bite

Cucurbits planted in the field

The universe might be telling us not to grow tomatoes, but we are not listening.

Only January? Spring Will be Here Soon

Broccoli sprouting in the greenhouse

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  Here at Tubby Creek Farm, we are celebrating the arrival of a litter of puppies.  Georgia, the tiny little wirehaired terrier mutt that showed up in early December had four healthy puppies two days before the New Year.  We never expected the first on-farm birth to be puppies, but I guess it is good practice for the goats, pigs, and whatever other animals are sure to come.  We have found a home for Georgia, but all four puppies will be looking for loving homes in about five weeks.&nbs

Greenhouse Blowout!!!

Greenhouse Blowout!!!

Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we?  The greenhouse blew down.  Wednesday night we had a wicked storm.  The front blew through and we thought we were in the clear.  Then, around 9:30 or 10pm, a severe thunderstorm popped up and walloped us.  The wind shook the house.  I looked out the window, and

Getting Ready for Fall

Baby beets in the green house

Randy was in Nashville most of the week so I was left to my own devices on the farm.  What did I do?  Binge-watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey on Netflix, that’s what.  And I did some farming, too:  transplanted out kale, collards, broccoli and cabbage; seeded lettuce mix, arugula and six different kinds of radishes; thinned turnips and rutabagas (!); got the chick brooder

Fall Planting under way

Late Summer/Early Fall Cucurbits

Okra and eggplant again?  We understand if you are getting a little tired of summer and its vegetables.  I am pretty tired of summer, too.  When the weather is hot it’s hard to imagine that fall will ever come, but we are still getting ready for it.  As for the okra/eggplant avalanche, this is what eating with the seasons is all about – eatin

Building the Greenhouse

Green house weekend

What an exciting weekend, we got the greenhouse nearly built!  And it's a good thing, too, because we'll be needing it to start seedlings very soon. 

Saturday morning we were at the farm before 9 am to be there for our delivery of lumber and pvc.  The greenhouse is 18' by 32'.  We built the ribs out of 1.5 inch sched. 40 pvc pipe.

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