Every autumn, we celebrate the harvest with our Pumpkin Festival. It’s a day of fun on the farm with pumpkin games, live music, fresh food, family hayrides and, out in the fields, our famous trebuchet launching pumpkins high… Read More
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.
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
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
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
We purchased our very first tractor in 1973, for $700 from a farmer in New Boston, Mass.
I just liked this pic of Dad and Dan working out a carpentry problem. You can see the lumber Tom Turner cut locally for the building drying in the greenhouse. Also behind Dan is our newest addition to… Read More
Here is a picture from a couple weeks ago when I was putting in the early red potatoes. The early variety is Dark Red Norland that we harvest young as ‘new potatoes’. I hope to harvest these potatoes… Read More
Thursday I tilled the first ground of the new year. I disc harrowed our herb garden because it had a bad blush of Winter Chicory Weed and I wanted to get it before it went to seed. This… Read More