Two years ago I bought my first roll of Tufflite IV greenhouse film and have since used it in a variety of ways around the Runamuk farm and homestead. As I’ve progressed along my journey towards a sustainable life I’ve looked for ways to extend my growing season, ways to improve upon the things I […]
Egg production is a crucial component of the Runamuk farm as we continue to grow our apiary. When faced with the prospect of moving our farm to a location that did not offer infrastructure, we had to get creative in order to ensure the poultry flock came through the move in-tact. Enter the hoop-house….
The simple desire to feed my family wholesome, nutritious and delicious food was the driving force that led me first to cooking and later into gardening. The more I learned, the more I could do─and wanted to do─for myself. That compulsion led me down the rabbit hole in pursuit of a more sustainable life, and […]
Harvest is now past, the leaves are falling from the trees to blanket the Earth as we move deeper into the darker half of the year, and things are cooling down here in Maine. Now that I have 7 seasons of beekeeping behind me I know that I prefer to have all of my winter […]
There are lots of great resources out there to help new farmers find success; for this article I asked colleagues in the Call Center at Johnny’s Selected Seeds what resources they’d found most helpful along their journey as gardeners and farmers. Check out their responses!
Though farmers in general are a dedicated lot, farming has never been easy and today’s beginning farmers face numerous obstacles. There’s a steep learning curve to growing produce and raising livestock for food production. A farmer has to wear many hats and have a broad spectrum of knowledge and skillsets. There are regulations and legalities […]