Category Archives: No-till Farming

Building Soil, Decreasing Erosion, and Making Productive Garden Beds with Wood?

We’ve been slowly terracing the hill behind our house over the past 7 years in order to turn an unproductive hillside into prime gardening space. In order to build soil and improve water holding capacity, while using resources available to … Continue reading

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Putting the Gardens to Bed, Fed and Covered

  This fall has been exceptionally mild in Vermont, giving us more time than usual to finish all the details of putting the gardens to bed.  This is our third season of soil testing with Logan Labs doing a saturated paste … Continue reading

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Happenings in the next couple of weeks

  October 22 we’ll have fresh chicken available in the late afternoon for $5/lb.  Please call or email soon to reserve your birds.  You can also pick them up frozen later, but we’d prefer to move as many of them … Continue reading

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Planting on Contour

We are now into our 5th growing season at Peace of Earth Farm.  In the beginning there were many trees to clear and garden beds to create.  Our initial strategy was to start building gardens close to the house and … Continue reading

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Perennializing Salad

At this time of year the battle with grass is ever waging in our garden beds.  Looking around for images to capture I found myself much more satisfied with close up shots than panoramic images of weedy garden beds.  Why … Continue reading

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Greenhorns Radio Interview

We were honored to be on the Greenhorns Radio Program today for our first ever radio interview.  The short conversation features musings about our long land search, farming with animal power, and notable quotes like, “You can’t eat a tractor.” You … Continue reading

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Seed Starting- Some New Ideas

It feels good to be starting seeds for the coming growing season.  This year snow is still piled up outside as we approach April.  We have faith that we will see the bare earth again, and have to plan to … Continue reading

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