Transition Farm - Autumn 2018

Transition Farm - Autumn 2018

It has been almost a full year since Peter and I admitted that we were dead tired.  We had hit a wall in late February, which is pretty normal for us vegetable farmers.  We can usually manage to pull together the last of our strength to get through March.  But when summer stretched into April...late Autumn/early Winter 2017 feels a bit like childbirth- we got through it and even though the Winter rest blurred how exhausted we had become,  we decided to take a year off from running our CSA.

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Moving from Summer into Autumn

Moving from Summer into Autumn

With Autumn approaching, and a forecasted hot week ahead, we are reflecting on the cool, moist summer we have had here in Southern Victoria.  Many of our farming friends in other states have been coping with very dry and hot Summer conditions, while we have been hoping for more heat to ripen field tomatoes and doing what we can to ward off the mildews and fungal diseases encouraged by the moisture.

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Spring Planting - Spring Weather ...lots of photos!

Spring Planting - Spring Weather ...lots of photos!

There are three weeks to go until we start harvesting for our CSA!!  Even though it has been a grey, cold Spring with lots of rain, most crops are growing well and thriving.  The greens and onions are loving the weather and we have managed to get on top of the weeds during the sunny days. And the polytunnel tomatoes are flowering and setting fruit.

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Spring 2016!!

Spring 2016!!

It's Spring time here in Australia.  The frogs have awoken.  The days are getting longer.  And when there is sun, the warmth is welcome!  Our seeding for the next season began in August.  Tantalizing seed packets arriving in the mail, the excitement of germination and daily growth,  the joy of seeing green manures incorporated and soil being readied for planting...Spring is definitely in the air!

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