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GALLERY: 2014 Summer & Fall

Email:  newdayfarm@vermontel.net   

Mailing Address:  New Day Farm, LLC,  P.O. Box 3, Manchester, VT 05254   

October 2014

THANK YOU

 ABOVE ALL VERMONT

for carrying

our maple syrup in your

BEAUTIFUL NEW STORE in MANCHESTER CENTER, VT.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR OPENING!!

BAKING WITH MAPLE SYRUP 

 

What a nice thank-you from our dear friend, Stefan Pallazza.

 

You 've got to move fast to get a piece of this yummy Orange-spice pumkin bread!

 

October 2014

ORCHARD SHED  aka "the Cathedral"

Another amazing showcase for the talented Collin Schelzenbach and Michael Faller.

 

Kinda makes you want to leave the sides open, but that would defeat the purpose...

 

September -  October 2014

Water Management, cont'd..

Water is a blessing to us in Vermont, but on our mountainside in Ira we still have to be water-conservation-conscious.  Here's the latest:

 

  • Renewing an old well to supply the sugarhouse and garage with water.  

  • Fixing the very old 400-yard waterline coming down from the mountain spring. 

  • Collecting rainwater via gutter system on the big barn roofs. 

 

September 2014

HAPPY TRAILS and safe travels to our dear, talented summer farmhands SOPHIE AND SIDNEY:  You're On your Way! 

NOLS Semester in Patagonia is lucky to have you!

 

September 2014

 

JOHN CAPEN  and KATYA 

Enjoying a drizzly ride with Nelson

 

September 2014

JOHN 1 and JOHN 2

 

These two guys really make things happen at New Day Farm. Katya, the farm manager, couldn't do without either of them.  Plus they crack her up just about every day, which is a healthy thing! Does humor and bull--t count as an organic input to the farm?

 

August 2014

 

 

 

 

PERMA-ORCHARD



Soph and Sid - our dynamic duo - worked hard this summer to enhance the soil and companion plantings in the orchard, besides bottling, admin, gardening, and anything they were tasked with.  Hard to find two smarter and more hard-working employees!  

 

Anyway, This is the recipe in one of our apple tree holes:

 

1 scoop cow pats

1 teaspoon mycorrhyzal fungi from Fungi Perfecti

1 bone

1 scoop crab shells from Neptune Harvest

 

Mix all together and...YUM!

 

 July 2014

WATER MANAGEMENT 101

 

We picked our orchard location  in part because it was downhill from water.  Now we are utilizing the little spring right above the orchard.

 

We put in a cistern and a standpipe spigot, and now we have WATER IN THE ORCHARD!! 

 

 

June 2014

MYSTERY EGGS

Glad we protected the orchard trees from bugs with these "wedding veils," but whose eggs are these?  

 

Click here if you can tell us!

 

ORCHARD DAYS: SOPH & SID

 

Putting "wedding veils" on the baby trees to keep out Japanese beetles, while letting in the sun, and watering, watering, watering.

 

July 2014

Hey! What's going on here?! They swapped their own, wonderful, New Day Farm design  for the coveted Ed's Masonry T-shirt!!!