Checking the water filter on the chicken tractor misting system.
Students from the Culinary Institute Touring the farm.
The feet of Culinary students and a head of wheat!
Brian from Riverdog Farm. Overtime we seem to accumulate each others crates. We made a 'hostage exchange'.
Basil tunnels after the wind removed the fabric cover.
Newly planted celery and celariac
The wheat crops have enjoyed the spell of hot and windy weather over the last week.
Garbanzo beans, delicious to eat now boiled in salty water for five minutes. Add a little chili sauce...
Eric and Andrew showing off some of our peach crop.
Our Sons checking out which other trees might have fruit to eat.
Dad made them stand in the lavender field for this photo.
Manuel blowing out a sprinkler head to clean away debris.
Bunches of Grosso Lavender
Harvesting Lavender, variety Grosso.
These bee hives have fresh comb to store lavender honey in. They will stay on the lavender until flowering ends in early July. The honey will then be extracted,
Harvesting new potatoes by hand. It is not possible to use a machine to dig these in our soil as it would damage the potatoes.
Winter squash seed is planted below these drip lines.
Tying the tomato crop
One of the seven wheat varieties that we are growing this year.
Keeping the greens cool on a hot day.
Eric set up our vegetable display at the Ferry Plaza.
Andrew works hard helping Lorraine with her natural soda stand at the Ferry Plaza.
Solstice party, braiding garlic.
Solstice Party, some very impressive braids.
Solstice party, supper in the greenhouse.
Solstice party, Andrew grilling organic burgers and a few veggi burgers.
Solstice Party, camping in the members garden.
Lynn Tracy with her Martha Stewart basket of Strawberries.
Solstice Party, hard drinking of Drinkwell Softer plus a little donated home brew.
The new herb garden after hoeing and some irrigation.
Shade, a very important thing if you are a heat tolerant lettuce or spinach even on a 102 F day.
Planting our tomatoes that we will harvest in October
Hot pepper planting.
Fall harvest Eggplants
Strawberries love shade too.
Sweet Potato Plant
Jose, the farm foreman.
Early planted Fennel.
Jerusalem Articokes in Flower
Fernando installing shade on Peppers.
Irrigation pum running on 75% recycled vegetable oil
Summer squash with drip irrigation.
Leeks planted early July
Cultivating winter squash
Hoeing winter squash
Strawberries love the shade
Moving irrigation sprinklers out of Roberto's way.
Roberto cultivating Tomatoes
Running on 75% recycled vegetable oil
The CBC cameraman was very taken with the lavender.
Hot Serrano chiles.
Heads of garlic direct from the field
Anna and manuel packing potatoes
Pullets all sleeping nicely on their roosts
A JD 7700 Combibne Harvester
Loading Drinkwell Softers
Our Grain Bins
Mixing a brew of EM
Table Grape training
Andrew repairing a market canopy
CSA display box at the market
Scott from Eaton Pumps
Separating essential oil of lavender from hydrosol
Delivering bins of lavender to be distilled
Our combine arrives
Lemon Boy Tomatoes begining to ripen
Fernando and Frances work on the combine
Melons, not so great germination
Packing heirloom tomatoes
Fernando Combining one of our wheat varieties.
Loading plants for the fall garden at Headstart Nursery in Gilroy
Planting the fall garden
Weed control in the orchard
Wheat harvest plan
Shade for the fall garden
Cleaning up the new herb garden
Irrigating newly planted leeks
Mowing Lavender plants
Mowing the grass in the members garden
Mowing grass in the members garden
Our biggest potato crop ever
Thriving strawberry plants
Removing shade cloth from newly planted fall crops
Our work horse needs a new drive chain
Fernando with a new intake valve for our pump.
Eric sanding the slab of Redwood that will become our kitchen table
Cleaning our flour mill with rice
A great year for Potatoes
Tomato sauce party
Jim and Carolyn
Pressure canning 101
Focused on cooking tomatoes
Simon likes eggplant, but only in certain ways
Carolyn and Jim enjoying the summer harvest
Eric Tucker far right with is crew
This balloon came over the farm and the farmhouse.
Eatwell Farm Beer.
Rolling out the plastic mulch
Frozen Strawberry Crowns
Securing the plastic mulch
Lombardy Poplars taking the strain
Roberto taking his morning ten minute break
Freshly planted strawberries
Paige plugging in her Prius
Lemon Boy and Golden Jubilee
Lots of green fruit on the vines this year
Planting for fall
Our Market stand in San Francisco
Our Girls enjoying the clover pasture
The last peach variety of the season
A very simple sauce of our tomatoes, no salt and no oil
Robert digging a trench from our irrigation storage pond to the new site for the pumps
Newly planted Strawberries
Red Kuri Squash
Tomato sauce party... sustenance.
The early birds getting a start on their sauce.
Jars in line to be pressure canned
Releasing steam from the pressure canner
Summer Romaine lettuce
Ricardo checking the sprinklers on newly planted cabbage
Pick up site locations
Chickens outside the fence
Sowing next years pasture
Chickens Roosting on the fence
Small plants fruiting
Chickens get everywhere
Vegetable oil powered pump
Celery and Celeriac on a hot day
Chickens on pasture
next years chicken pasture
White pumpkin with a quarter on top
Hot Serrano chiles
Planting Garlic seed
brush hoeing seedlings and planting garlic
Fall garden work
Nora makes a mean market sandwich
Beautiful red bell peppers
Pressure washing a chicken house
Sprouting wheat for chickens, they love it.
Spinach harvest begins
Our Sundance Disk
New coat of paint
Isabel and Ana, sisters, wrapping lavender
preparing for chicks
Hoeing our newly planted pasture?
Arugula with holes
More Egg cartons
Irrigation pond, rock for fish spawning
A late Saturday evening feed delivery
Wind blown soil
Irrigation Pond, sealing with clay
Chicks getting their first drink of water
Robert our water tender
Starting to fill the pond
Our pond filter
Winter squash harvest
a great source of minerals
Lorraine and Nigel
Ready to be distilled
Ramon Cleaning Wheat
freshly milled flour
Buttermilk pancakes made with our own flour and eggs.
Baby chicks learning how to use the nipple drinkers
A sunny fall day with the chickens
Wonderful rich soil
Next years strawberry field
Last springs strawberries
Chopping cucumber residues
Winding up drip lines for next year
3 or four onion seeds are sown per cell
Pasture planted with fava beans underneath
Roberto with our twelve row seeding machine
Ramon replacing a chain on our seed cleaner
Priority Mail Chicks
Chicks learning to roost
Feeding the soil
sweet potato pie!
Ricardo cleaning celery
Jose and the crew harvesting celery
harvesting celery for Thanksgiving
Winter vegetable beds
Chicken Pasture for 2011
chickens after a storm, unfazed.
vegetables and hills
Strawberries at Thanksgiving
We dig sweet potatoes by hand!
Roberto checking lettuce seedlings
Ready to go outside
Andrew or Eric?
Eric or Andrew?
#13 hole size
Andrew, Eleanor and Eric
Keith, Food Runner
Going home loaded from the market
Market vegetable stand
Two month Old Chicks out for the first time.
Serious Sweet Potato
Eric and Winter Squash