This is the latest spring we have ever not gotten into the field. Yes, records are for one thing and one thing only, to be broken. Patience has definitely been tested around here and we are trying to hold a positive spin on things.
Last year we were two weeks ahead of normal planting time. This year we will most likely be two weeks behind, no worries, we learn to adjust and make it work.
By Gary Pahl Everything is put away and tucked in a shed; the dog is guarding the shop from any mice scurrying about. The fridge is stocked with the famous Budweiser beer and the scotch bottle has been brought out to warm the belly. Christmas is a wonderful time of year to sit back and [...]
By Gary Pahl As we head into winter we want to make sure everything is cleaned up and ready for spring. There is nothing more frustrating than pulling out a piece of equipment thinking it is ready to go and having to start making repairs on it. More importantly a fall clean up on a [...]
By Gary Pahl The harvest this fall is at a rapid pace with the nice dry weather we are having. The pumpkin crop is very nice in this part of the country, but out east is another story. So far we have sent three semi loads of pumpkins out to the Boston area with more [...]
By Gary Pahl 4:15AM: My alarm goes off 5:00AM: I say hi to Pete and Laura at Holiday Gas station. After that, I radio my brother, Brian, for our morning chat. Brian has already been up for a couple of hours and has begun picking corn. He has to have enough picked for the crew [...]
The fun starts now with the harvesting of all of our fruits and vegetables. All of our hard work has paid off and with a little luck we escaped some of the storms that have swept thru the area. The asparagus beds should be put to sleep and the rhubarb plants left to rejuvenate for [...]
By Gary Pahl The month of June brings the longest days of the year. June is also the wettest month. So what happens? The garden, filled with precious plants, grows the fastest and weeds begin to take over unless you stay on top of it. Weeds are the worst element for the garden. They will [...]
By Gary Pahl Springtime, the days get longer and the anticipation of a great new year is on the horizon. We have had plenty of time to fix and manufacture new equipment over the course of the winter. So what is our spring plan on the farm? 1) We have our soil tests in hand [...]
By Cole Moldenhauer From seed to harvest, a vegetable plant’s journey is a long one. Minnesota’s climate offers a shorter growing season which requires us to use a process known as transplant. Speeding up the course of our growing season will allow the produce to bear fruit for all to enjoy. Why do we [...]