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Tractor Tuesday: Ford 5610 Has Seen Some Changes

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. 

Tractor Tuesday: Simon’s Favorite Ford

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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

Here’s Our Fastest Ford Tractor

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

Frying Oil Fuels This Ford Tractor

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

Meet Morning Glory’s First Tractor: The 1949 Ford 2N

We purchased our very first tractor in 1973, for $700 from a farmer in New Boston, Mass.

Meet the Laser Scarecrow from URI

“Laser Scarecrow” sounds at first like a great idea for a Halloween costume, but the reality is a little less exciting. Nonetheless, we hope this homely, farm-built gadget will help us save more of our sweet corn for… Read More

Our Favorite Tomato Recipes

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We’re celebrating tomato season with a bounty of recipes from our book Morning Glory’s Farm Food: Stories from the Fields, Recipes from the Kitchen. Just click to get cooking!

Top Crops This Weekend

Our season is in full swing, with fresh ripe crops coming in from the fields several times a day. The first flush of our early corn will be gone by the weekend, but we’ll have top-quality mainland corn… Read More

Let it Rain—We Need It

The hot, muggy weather we’ve had on Martha’s Vineyard for the past week or so is on its way out of here this Friday morning, as a cooler front moves through. Drier air and crisper sunny days are… Read More

Strawberries vs. Weeds: Our 2-Year Strategy

Growing crops outdoors is a constant struggle with weeds, and sometimes they get the upper hand — temporarily. That’s why our strawberry plants get plowed under after just two harvests, when the weeds in that patch become too… Read More