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Newsletter 5/14/14

Newsletter 5/14/14

Rupert and Laura nap in the sun. photo by Camille Dohrn This warm, sunny weather has more than just us farmers humming to ourselves. Our local feathered friends also seem to be mighty content with themselves. A gulp of barn swallows (yes, that really is the name for a group of swallows!) has taken up residence in the eastern eaves of our barn. There are currently...

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Newsletter 5/7/14

Newsletter 5/7/14

It has been yet another fabulous farm week! This past week we welcomed a new crew member, Jillian. Jillian just moved here from Bend, Oregon where she was working as a ski instructor. She also very recently graduated from Cal Poly Tech, where she studied nutrition and got her hands dirty working at the college’s Organic Farm. Jillian was drawn to Port Townsend...

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Newsletter 4/30/14

Newsletter 4/30/14

Transformation in motion This week the farm has undergone a full transformation and it feels we have emerged into another phase of the spring season. Ben (pictured above) and Jeff spent cumulative days on the tractor spreading the basis of our applied fertility- chicken manure in the form of dried pellets known as Nutririch. After spreading, we follow with another...

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Newsletter 4/22/14

Newsletter 4/22/14

  Ready, Set, Go! We are at that stage in the season where everything needs to be done at once: Transplant starts, seed starts in the greenhouse, irrigate, harvest, prep ground, move out and tag plant sales, go to market, pack CSA. Before we know it another week has gone by and more has gotten added to the to-do list than eliminated. Although there is so much...

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Newsletter 4/16/14

Newsletter 4/16/14

Welcome to the 2014 CSA! All of us at Red Dog are pumped to see the season starting up again. We have a stellar Spring crew (pictured above), which includes back row: Jeff Hogue (Maintenance Lead); Ben Rutherford (Irrigation Specialist and returning for his 3rd year!); Scott Chichester (awesome farmer of 14 plus years, joining us to help with all things...

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Spring is Nearly Here

Spring is Nearly Here

Although it still feels like winter, I am finding myself longing for and anticipating spring. This warmer, wetter weather system feels like a blessing, thawing out the frozen ground and plants, recharging the ground water, filling the creek. The dry, sunny winter has been nice, but this rain of late feels comfortable and reassuring. As I look toward the creek, there...

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