If you don’t know about Data Validation in spreadsheets, this tool will blow your mind! With Data Validation, you can make sure your users enter information into cells the right way. There are different options to use Data Validation, but the one we explore in the video is to create a drop-down menu for each … More FSA Tip #14 Data Validation
Sometimes you need a fancy formula to get your spreadsheet to tell you what you want to know. And sometimes the information is just sitting there in plain sight Today’s tip is one of the plain sight kind! In this tip, we’ll use a market sales log to Discover the SUM box in your status … More FSA Tip #10 The SUM Box In Your Status Bar
So, your farm has a monster spreadsheet that lets you plan everything down to the finest detail but you hate looking at hundreds and thousands of rows? You will love using filters! Filters are a spreadsheet tool that let you view segments of your information without distorting your information. In this tip, we’ll use a … More FSA Tip #9 How To Filter Your Spreadsheets
We’ve been quite successful getting plants covered in pods with 2 chickpeas per pod. But when it comes to harvesting and threshing these chickpeas. I’ve been pretty frustrated! … More Trying to harvest high quality chickpeas in a humid climate.
Last night Tourne-Sol farm was featured on the TV show Les fermiers on Unis tv! Les fermiers is a show about what it’s like to be a farmer. The show follows Jean-Martin Fortier and the crew at la Ferme des Quatre-Temps through 2 growing seasons. During this episode I walked Annie-Claude and Justine around the … More Watch Tourne-Sol on Les fermiers TV show!
Lettuce is the other seeed crop that took me years to learn how to clean well (radishes being the first). The basics are like other dry seeded crops (thresh, screen and winnow ad nauseam) but to do a good job I’ve had to pay a lot of attention to the threshing and final screening. (If … More Cleaning Lettuce Seed
In my early seed-saving days, I’d thresh and I’d winnow but I just couldn’t get my seeds as clean as when those that came from a seed packet. Over the next dozen years, meeting experienced seed growers, reading piles of seed production books, and attending whatever seed workshops I could find; I gleaned many pearls … More 10 Steps For Getting Seed As Clean As Possible
Here is some of what we’ve been doing during the last 2 months. Building Things We’ve put up a second caterpillar tunnel.You can find more construction photos on Tourne-Sol cooperative farm’s Facebook page. We’re almost finished a 35′ x 150′ unheated greenhouse for more season extension. Dealing With The Rain Most of May was muddy … More Season Update
At Tourne-Sol farm, we drill our apprentices in the importance of efficiency, profitability and priority setting. So it’s understandable that our apprentices thought it was a hoot when we spent part of an afternoon on hands and knees riffling through the soil for bean-sized chufa tubers. Still, I love these nuts and make a point … More CHUFA NUTS
Last week, we harvested our first Brassica rapa seed crops of the year. As we start this year’s harvest, I have also been watching some of the remnants of previous years’s seed crops. Harvest The brassicas overwintered in a field tunnel and then flowered in April – a bit earlier than usual. I have been walking … More This Year’s First Seed Harvest and Volunteers from Previous Years