Hens & Broccoli
Hens roaming a field after early fall crops.
Broccoli & Mustards.
Broccoli at market.
Hens & flowered arugula, oats.
Hens & Oats.
Rooster on patrol.
Hens in the field of broccoli & flowering mustards.
Hens near sunset.
Our hens love the broccoli bugs.
Chick on perch.
Part of our team of egg-washers: Grandma does a shift.
Watermelon radish, beets, mustards, arugula...
Queen of the mustards.
Flowering ceanothus - part of our hedgerows. We planted these as a year-round source of nectar and over-wintering site for beneficial bugs.
Storm clouds gather over the garlic.
Seasonal pond left for habitat.
A raptor grabs a field mouse while tilling.
Radish, Romaine, Spinach, Rutabaga....
Romaine, Chicory, Spinach, Turnips, Arugula....
Spring Shallots & Garlic, Artichokes.
Green Garlic, Radish, Arugula, Scapes.
This summer's tomatoes.
Tomatoes one month later.
Spring field of cukes, zukes, basil, lettuce, potatoes, and corn comes to an end. Ready for chicken coops to move in and clean up.
Our newest friend - the mechanical transplanter helps save our backs, knees, and hands.
Chickens work through mixed cover crop.
Our nursery starts - cukes.
Jana & the alpacas that roam and tend the orange grove. This is the appropriate alpaca greeting.
Beginning to jump and flap their wings.
Clover catches some beauty sleep in what little shade she can find next to the baby mustards.
She can sleep anywhere.
Big sky day.
Oats begin to dry and chickens knock them down to strip the seed stalks.
Do you see the Mantis?
These alien creatures do a lot of good work for us.
Another ally in the field. This one we called Jaba. Look at those biceps! We should have called him Arnold.
Lots of friends around here. The gopher snakes were especially abundant this summer.
This is what I call a good time.
Making a better receiver for the tow bar after heavy use in the spring.
Cultivating young melons.
Chris & Clo.
A delicious bi-color crop.
Tomatoes reaching maturity.
Pepperoncini for our farm preserves.
Melons in the nursery.
First melon of summer. Field tested and approved.
Dancing and cycling? She's talented.
Pic for StoryCorps interview.
Preserves arrive at market!
Lemon cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatillos.
My phone was showing farm-wear at this point in the season and every picture looks dreamy.
A full summer's bounty.
A spring spread of greens & roots.
A balmy SF summer day.
Heirloom Tomatoes & Melons.
Our summer farm party.
Dinner on hay bales.
Lots of good people, good food prepared by the folks at Dopo, and wine on tap from Lusu Cellars.
Farm tour after dinner.
The chickens were the highlight of the evening.
The first time many of our customers and members had met a chicken.