Slowing Down

The growing season at Quarter Acre Farm is starting to come to a close.   Last week I harvested the end of the dried beans and this week I finished collecting all the winter squash and pumpkins from the field.

wpid-20141031_085354.jpg

The tomatoes are trying to hang on as long as they can, but their production has really slowed down.  Earlier in the season I could hardly walk two feet before filling up a box with tomatoes, this week I walked an entire 100 foot row before I filled it.  Now the field is filled with drab colors; a lot of greys, browns, yellows, and even black.  It’s ready for a rest and so am I.

wpid-20141028_131503.jpg

I’ve started to move slower cause its cold out there, the days are shorter, and we are even getting some rain. But I have started to remove the irrigation, in preparation for the mowing and rototilling which will happen before I plant the cover crop.  Once the cover crop, garlic, and fava beans are planted the field will be ready for the winter months.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s