Land Management and Farming with the Seasons

Fall

  • Earth moving and swale building
  • Cover crop sowing
  • Breeding livestock
  • Collecting, ordering, and seeding nuts
  • Harvesting: nuts – acorns, walnuts and chestnuts!

Winter

  • Bare root tree and rootstock orders
  • Winter greens:
    • Brassicaceae
    • Asian greens
    • Lettuce
  • Mulching
  • Pruning
    • Cuttings for plant propagation
    • Saving scion budwood
  • Grafting pruned scions to rootstocks
  • Seed starting: summer crop seeding inside
  • Harvesting: mushrooms, seaweed

Spring

  • Incorporating cover crop into soil
  • Ripping soil
  • Planting trees
  • Irrigation installing
  • Preparing for new livestock births
  • Harvesting: nettle, cattail and bamboo shoots

Summer

  • Lots of food!
    • Tomatoes
    • Solanaceae (nightshade family plants): eggplant, pepper, tomatillo, etc.
    • Curcurbitaceae (squash family plants): squash, cucumber, etc.
  • Training livestock with recall, grazing, and connecting
  • Seed starting: winter crop seeding inside
  • Harvesting: fruit

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