This is the tractor that switched wheels with the Ford 4600 in 2004. We bought it as a loader with a bucket for $10,000 from John Olsen of Huseby Mountain Farm in West Tisbury.
Once upon a time, Mary Marshall Highet worked in our herb garden. Today she’s a mom of two and an acclaimed writer whose second novel, Hold Fast, is a historical seafaring adventure co-authored by Bird Stasz Jones. It’s… Read More
Here on Martha’s Vineyard we are fortunate to have the Island Grown Initiative, which includes Island Grown Schools and the Harvest of the Month Program. With their blessing, we’re sharing a Harvest of the Month recipe every Sunday.
This lovely gluten-free zucchini bread can be made with or without eggs, as the recipe contains sufficient leavening and moisture without them. And it’s dairy-free. Its delicate flavor and texture come from a secret ingredient: coconut milk.
Purchased for $12,000 in Westminster, Mass. in 2000, the Ford 5600 was big enough to pull the third bottom on our our plow and has been a fine runner for us. It has a block heater, so it becomes… Read More
If only we could each hand our loved one a red, ripe Moglo tomato of any shape—what a Valentine that would be! But our tomatoes are just tiny seedlings now, so here instead is a love letter from… Read More
We bought this quiet little diesel from fellow Martha’s Vineyarder Allen Norton. It’s handy for a lot of vegetable jobs like seeding and cultivation, a favored tractor for the tine weeder and it often works the bed former,… Read More
From the Island Grown recipe archives, in English and Portuguese:
Our Ford 5600 tractor was given a biofuel conversion by Vineyard Alternative Auto under a Vision Fellowship grant to encourage sustainable farm practices on Martha’s Vineyard. Our main tillage tractor from 1984 to 2000, it now can run on… Read More