Scaffolding for Zucchino Rampicante

For reasons I don’t understand, trellises are almost always insanely priced.  Last year, I purchased wooden trellises that had originally been $22 for $3 each from my local Ace Hardware when they were trying to get rid of all the garden stuff at the end of the season.  I bought every one they had.  Paco … Continue reading Scaffolding for Zucchino Rampicante

Zucchino Rampicante

 Here is the process of turning Zucchino Rampicante http://rareseeds.com/cart/products/Zucchino_Rampicante_Squash_Zucca_D_Albenga-1140-16.html into dehydrated “noodles” for use in soups or as pasta.  I love this variety of squash.  It is superb as a summer squash or winter squash.  It is highly resistant to squash bugs and vine borers and it has a nice firm flesh and tastes better than … Continue reading Zucchino Rampicante

Architecture and Strawberries

It was a wonderful Sunday on the farm.  The weather was perfect.  Paco and I got up early and focused on adding some functional scaffolding for the crops.  We completed placing and securing our homemade welded wire tomato cages on all 29 tomatoes.  We also used wooden trellises to create structures for the Zucchinno Rampicante. … Continue reading Architecture and Strawberries

Officially Fall

It’s fall for sure here at Small Wonder Farm.  I used the steam juicer yesterday to make grape juice.  For the first time ever, the grapes came from our farm.  Very exciting!  I have blogged about this other years if you are interested in the process.  I also made grape syrup with them.  This was a new … Continue reading Officially Fall

Decisions, Decisions

We are occupied these days with planting fall crops.  As soon as a crop is in sufficient decline, we have been ripping it out to plant fall transplants or seeds.  So far, I have planted Bridger onions, Lisbon bunching onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Napoli carrots, arugula, and various beets.  There is still a lot to plant. Yesterday, Lily and the chef helped … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions