dome doors!

dome doors!

this sunday, Rev and I got around to a long-discussed project: installing a proper door on the intern camping dome. The dome is covered with a white tarp, to keep out the weather, and then a green parachute, to improve its aesthetics and prevent it from standing out...

wall art! 2018 edition

This summer, we hosted our first wall-art party in a couple of years. It was an outrageous success — 7 artists (okay, including three people who were living on the farm at the time — but only one of those is a permanent resident) showed up to create works...

Harvest Festival 2018

You are invited to the 10th Annual Sunflower River Harvest Festival! Help us celebrate our eleventh birthday as a community by coming to our Harvest Festival! Monday, Sept 3rd (yes Monday, Labor Day) 1-6pm Potluck Music jam Pie-Baking contest Bobbing for Apples...

the dance ground, the rain, and the mulch

Over the last couple years, the mulch on our dance ground has gotten very thin, exposing the hard clay to a lot of sunlight, which hardens it further. And enables more weeds to grow. The purpose of the mulch-layer on the dance ground is to prevent weed growth, and to...

eggs!

somewhere around the middle of spring, we realized we had way too many eggs, and were not able to increase the number of customers as fast as our hens were laying. we always do give volunteers farm-goods when they come to work parties, so we stepped up on moving eggs...

now accepting work-trade volunteers

We have openings for June, July and August for work-trade volunteers. We can host 1-3 volunteers during this time. We are a host farm through wwoof, helpx, and workaway. We ask 25 hours of farm-work/week in exchange for room & board. Room looks like either our...

Spring Projects – Yurt Cover Protection

Another project that needed attending to this spring was the protection of Alan’s yurt cover. The cover was originally made from a reclaimed billboard, sewn into yurt-cover-shape and then painted grey with regular exterior latex house paint. That was in 2009, so...

spring, sprang, sprung

There’s been so much going on at the farm this spring! Which is usual for springtime on farms, I suppose. After a number of setbacks (mice, irrigation, wild swings in the weather) the greenhouse is up and running for the year and beginning to produce lovely...

a year of tasks, measured in beer-inches

One of the ways we communicate about projects on the farm is that there is a kanban (information board) in the kitchen, with sticky notes on it, that go from Projects to Tasks. When a task gets done, you move it to the Done section, and we celebrate that at house...