Monthly Archive: August 2008

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- August 28, 2008

Hello Folks,

Another week has passed without rain and it’s begin- ning to make life a bit challenging down here on the farm. As I mentioned previously we are in the midst of a heavy direct seeding and transplanting cycle and both are greatly facilitated by a bit of moisture in the soil. We have been moving the sprinklers around to water in the thousands of brassica (broccoli, cabbage, etc-pay attention!) transplants we put in last week and they have rooted and are beginning to grow. (more…)

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

At some point this summer, you will look in your crisper and realize you have all the ingredients for the perfect summer meal: Gazpacho. This recipe from the Joy of Cooking is easy to make and can be adapted depending on what vegetables you have available. Serve for lunch or add a side of thick crusty bread to make a light dinner. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News August 21, 2008

Hi Folks,

The mild summer weather continues, leaving me with little to complain about on that front! We could use some rain though, as the scattered thunderstorms we experienced this past week came and went quickly and served only to interrupt our field work. Much of the crew’s time this week was again spent on bean picking. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- August 14,2008

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all been enjoying the beautiful weather this past week. The mild temperatures for early August are quite a pleasant surprise and have made the hard work my crew and I do a bit more bearable. It seemed as though most of the crew’s time this week was spent picking beans which are producing quite prolifically. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- August 7, 2008

Hi Folks,

Murphy’s Law ruled again this past week, with various problems with tractors, and the refrigeration unit on my box truck. After having spent $1800 to set up 3 phase electric to run the reefer unit on my truck, when we plugged it in everything ran in reverse. After the electrician finished making some changes it wouldn’t run at all, and now the diesel engine won’t run either. (more…)