Happy new year from the Johnson Family Farm! It's only mid-January, but the 2018 season has officially begun: Seeds ordered, new nursery being built, and much wishful thinking for this year's gardens. Our first winter project is in the works! We're building a small semi-heated nursery on a south-facing porch of the house, perfect for … Continue reading Month on the Farm: January 2018
We finally got a chance to survey the damage from the unseasonably early snow, most of which has already melted away. We're not set up for winter growing, so most of our low-tunnel row covers collapsed from the snow loads. Despite being smothered with several inches of snow for a week I was still able … Continue reading Snow Harvest!
What a year! Though we started working The Farm and going to market during the 2016 season, this past year really marks our first official season of trying to get a small farm business started from scratch. This article is a roundup of experiences on a first-year farm, with all of the ups & downs … Continue reading First-Year Reflections
Snow. Snow? SNOW! Yeah, I'm aware we live in North Idaho, "Almost Canada", but getting this much snow this early in the season is rather unusual and put an end to my plan of keeping what's left of the garden growing through November. It started snowing three days ago and here on The Farm we … Continue reading Week on the Farm: 11/5/17
The Johnson Family Farm would like to extend a huge thank-you to the Sandpoint and Athol communities for supporting our farm during the 2017 season. We so appreciate both our customers as well as other area farmers for all the kind words and inspiration - it means a lot! It's time for us to take … Continue reading We’re Done!
Not much activity happening in the gardens now, but we're delighted to still have several rows of veggies growing despite many nights of below-freezing temps. No pretty garden pictures this time because everything is hidden under row cover. Garlic has all been planted for next year, in both the tire beds and in a distant … Continue reading Week on the Farm: 10/8/17