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The Great Fall Pumpkin

The History of a Seasonal Favorite Fall is officially here and the pumpkin obsession has begun. This fall at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, we are offering Pumpkin Hayrides, as well as offering a large selection of pumpkins grown and sold in the Teen Ag Farm Stand. Since pumpkin season is upon us, here is a quick…

Meet a Farm Camp Educator

When Hannah isn’t touring the education gardens with excitable young summer campers, you may find her at a local historical museum. Somewhere between these two spaces, this Farm Camp Educator has found her passion. “My hope is that the two don’t need to be mutually exclusive,” she says of her fulfillment of teaching outside of the…

Teen Ag Crew Field Trip of the Week

By Lilly Kuhn, Teen Ag Crew Member Last Friday, the Teen Ag crew traveled to the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon, ME. Cultivating Community’s New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) is based out of Packard-Littlefield Farm and provides both land and training to refugees hoping to get involved in Maine agriculture Most participants start out with a quarter…

Tom’s Talk: Why We Cover Crop

In last week’s Tom Talk I briefly touched on cover cropping as a means of weed management. This week we will dive into cover cropping and all of its benefits.   A cover crop is a non cash crop planted on ground not being utilized for vegetable production. Leaving bare ground or “tillage” in your field puts you at…

Tom’s Talk: Weed Management Plan

Farm staff  Richard and Tom are busy overseeing the Teen Ag Program and vegetable garden this summer season. Tom’s science-rich talks are found each week in the CSA Newsletter. Read this week’s Tom’s Talk to learn about how the Teen Ag crew keeps their weeds at bay. By Tom Prohl We are in full swing with…

Chicken Tractors:  The Best Zero Horsepower Tractor Around

Chicken Tractors:  The Best Zero Horsepower Tractor Around

By Ben Jensen, Livestock Manager Matt and I took a ride up to Augusta this winter to check out the Maine Agricultural Trades Show.  There were a couple presentations and discussions we wanted to attend, but mainly we wanted to ogle the new tractors, firewood processors, hay mowers, balers, and all the new stuff we…

Farmer Ben: “These Eggs are Duckin’ Fantastic!”

Farmer Ben: “These Eggs are Duckin’ Fantastic!”

We got into the duck business last summer.  We needed some cuteness around the barn I guess.  With the meat birds and lambs growing out on pasture, the compost rows cooking, and the cranky ol hard-boiled hens busily scratching around out in their yard, the Pole Barn wasn’t exactly the picture of cute.  Not that…

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Farmer Ben: “What’s a Cud? Something to Ruminate Upon”

Farmer Ben: “What’s a Cud? Something to Ruminate Upon”

What’s a Cud? Something to Ruminate Upon by Ben Jensen, Livestock Manager Have you ever heard the old bit about cows lying down before a storm? Well…it’s baloney. Cows do lay down A LOT, though, don’t they? Why? Why do you always see horses grazing and typically not laying around? I’m going to tell you…