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Third Year Summary: Planting 2014

March 11th, 2015 | Posted by toddh in Planting | Training - (Comments Off on Third Year Summary: Planting 2014)

Summary At the beginning of this season I began by inventorying the seed and culling a lot of old and miscellaneous seeds. This task was to help formulate the seed order, but also gave the whole process a fresh start. We then looked at maps of last season’s crop rotation and quickly established the fields … Read more

Monthly Summary – October 2013

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted by toddh in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – October 2013)

Monthly Summary– October 2013 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by Todd on October 15, 2014 General Observations: Log indicates both beautiful sunny days and rainy days in addition to some frosted mornings. Cover cropping is priority, and the tomatoes hang in until the 29th. On 10/10 the bunkhouse fire is first lit for fall! Equipment … Read more

Third Year Focus Introduction

March 19th, 2014 | Posted by toddh in Planting - (Comments Off on Third Year Focus Introduction)

  Planting Focus 2014 Intent: My intentions at North Slope Farm from the begging have been to grow my personal skills and know-how through what I find to be inherently rewarding work relevant to my long term goals.  I am excited to be focusing on planting this year, which falls in line with my interests … Read more

Second Year Focus Summary 2013

January 7th, 2014 | Posted by toddh in Administration - (Comments Off on Second Year Focus Summary 2013)

    Administration This year as my focus I endeavored to engage myself in North Slope Farm’s Administrative duties. In my personal life I only have to perform these sorts of tasks in a minimal way. The farm has a well established and fairly clear way of organizing itself. Because of this, standard procedures have … Read more

Monthly Summary – November 2012

November 22nd, 2013 | Posted by toddh in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – November 2012)

  Monthly Summary – November 2012 Posted By: TH Date: 11/5 Insert Picture General Observations: first notations in log for the month are of the after math of Hurricane Sandy at the end of October. Eventually clean up began. Comparatively the farm did ok through the storm. Mostly it brought wind that wreaked some havoc on … Read more

Introduction to Second Year Focus

May 15th, 2013 | Posted by toddh in Administration | Training - (Comments Off on Introduction to Second Year Focus)

Introduction to Administration Written by Todd 5 /15/2013 Intent:               Of all the key elements that North Slope farm is broken down into, Administration, is the one that I am drawn to the least. That is why I have taken the opportunity to make it my second year focus. It is my intention to gain … Read more

Special Focus – Irrigation 2012

March 21st, 2013 | Posted by toddh in Crop Care - (Comments Off on Special Focus – Irrigation 2012)

Special Focus – Irrigation 2012 Todd Posted March 21st 2013 Irrigation is yet another integral part of our farm operation. Unless there is a good rain fall, irrigation management is a daily task that follows a flexible weekly rotation based on areas of highest priority. The farm is divided into blocks that reflect the maximum … Read more

Monthly Summary September 2011

September 4th, 2012 | Posted by toddh in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary September 2011)

Monthly Summary – September 2011 Prepared by TH September 4, 2012 General Observations: Late in August hurricane Irene left conditions saturated. September brought additional rainy weather and flood watches. Days of heavy rain forced work inside, extended a crew lunch noted in the log, and cut some days short. However, work pressed on with regular … Read more

Monthly Summary – March 2011

March 13th, 2012 | Posted by toddh in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – March 2011)

Monthly Summary – March 2011 Prepared 3/13/12 TNH General Observations: From the log the weather appeared to be what one would expect, remaining cold with some rain and snow at times. Despite that it seems to have been a busy and productive start to the season. Administration 204 hours: Lots of meeting and discussion of … Read more