Time, Flying

July 8, 2009. Zoë shares what she's been up to in her second year farming in southern Oregon — like plowing for the first time with her two horses....

The Asparagus Harvest

April 13, 2009. Zoë Bradbury describes her first of many asparagus harvests and the accompanying celebration. She made it through Year One! ...

Never a Dull Moment

February 28, 2009. Catch up on what's new: a CSA (already full!), new equipment for the horses, and the beginning signs of spring....

Dear Winter

January 31, 2009. Farmer Zoë Bradbury writes a letter to winter....

Addicted

November 25, 2008. It is the eve of my last harvest and I am tucked in by the woodstove while a storm slams at the south side of the house...

Cover Crops and Canned Tomatoes

September 23, 2008. I have been swallowed by September – enveloped in the folds of peak harvest. This is like no other time of the year....

Raining on the Strawberry Parade

September 8, 2008. My strawberries were rupturing in the field, the ripe and semi-ripe berries developing rain lesions as red and raw as open wounds...

The Empty Fullness of August

August 21, 2008. This is August. And August is so full, it does to a vegetable farmer what many people spend hours of meditation trying to achieve. August makes you empty....

Young Farmer Gets Older

August 4, 2008. One of the challenges to resettling rural America is land — finding it and affording it. Development prices put farmland out of reach for anyone who doesn’t have a trust fund, or family land, or a fat pension....

Zoe's Bird's-Eye View

July 14, 2008. The farm was laid out below in all its straight rows: brown fields bisected by green farm roads, flanked to the north by the river. I could see my strawberry patch, and the mosaic of color that is my block of head lettuce....