On the left is last year’s garlic field. Harvested and incorporated. The straw mulch is on its way to become soil organic matter. On the right is next year’s garlic field. Ready to plant except for one thing. It’s been raining. and the ground is wet. Now is the waiting for a run of dry … More On The Cusp Of Garlic
You want your spreadsheet cells to change colour based on what’s going on inside? Conditional Formatting is the thing for you! This is the first a few Conditional Formatting tips. This one is the basics so we can get more complicated next time. In this tip, we’ll see … How to get to the Conditional … More FSA Tip #29 A Conditional Formatting Primer
May we all be like Calendula Vibrant and green After the frosts After the drought and the unending heat After the whipping winds After a season of vicissitudes After two weeks of hard harvest providing bins full of seed And not only vibrant and green But blooming bright orange petals Against a brown and dying … More May we all be like Calendula
Today’s tip was inspired by an email I received wondering if there was a way to merge the crops lists from 3 separate crop plan into one list. Well there is a pretty quick way to merge lists. And if you throw in the UNIQUE and SORT formulas you can organize your merged list to … More FSA Tip #28 Merging Lists In Google Sheets
This is part 3 of the Chufa Harvest and Post-Harvest experience. Here’s Part 1 when the Harvest began! I love buckets. Especially these 4 gallon pails. They are big enough to hold a bunch of stuff but not too big that you overload them and break your arm picking them up. I poured my dirty … More Square Buckets & Chufa Nuts
This is part 2 of the Chufa Harvest and Post-Harvest experience. Here’s Part 1 when the Harvest began! The Chufa Nuts sat for a good week in a lidless bin in the barn. That was the revolutionary new twist that I added to the Chufa harvest workflow. I used to bring the harvest bins straight … More My New Trick For Cleaning Chufa Nuts
It turns out a watched bean does dry down! And now we have a greenhouse full crinkly dry bean plants covered in crisp pods ready to thresh. I’m appreciative for what a drive plants have to get their seeds to maturity. And grateful for the abundance they provide. It helps buffer out erratic autumns and … More A Watched Bean DOES Dry Down!
Here’s a Profit Calculator I put together to get ready for week 3 of the Season Review Challenge. You can evaluate each of your crops against your profit benchmarks to see what crops you should grow more of on your farm, and what crops you should drop. Step 1: How much do you want to … More FSA Tip #27 Crop Profit Calculator