Owl Boxes

Along with farming our fruits and vegetables, over the past few years, we’ve been building and installing owl boxes.

A completed owl box, ready for installation

Above is the latest box Farmer Dave has completed and is ready to be installed by Farmer Dave.  The dimensions of our owl boxes are approximately 14″x30″, and about 14″ tall.

If you are interested in an owl box for your home or property, contact Farmer Dave at david[at]promacksfarm.com and your dreams of watching owls and baby owlets could be one step closer!

The new box for the Olsens. Photo from Kim Olsen.

This is from our most recent box and installation at the Olsen home in Fallbrook.

Early November Farm Update

Carrots planted now will be ready in June '12

Greetings from Farmer Dave!

The weather may be more mild, and even giving us rain here and there, but that doesn’t mean that your garden has to be dormant.  Here’s a little update on the garden here at the Farm:

We are excited to see our first strawberries already formed – the plants so healthy this year, loving the rain and mild temps this fall.

The winter garden is pretty much planted – some items for the winter such as lettuce, broccoli, spinach, and peas.

Also, we’ve been busy planting crops now that will be harvested next June such as onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Even during Fall, there are always things to plant and plan for.

We cannot forget the yams we just harvested – we got about 90 pounds of yams from just 6 yams planted in April. Incredible!

And lastly, the cool wet days get us excited for some of the winter “chores” to come soon- pruning and planting new fruit trees.  The fun never stops at the Farm! 🙂

As always, happy gardening!

A young strawberry plant

Plant Now for Your Fall & Winter Garden

Greetings from the Farm!  Fall is actually a somewhat busy month in the garden, as we are still harvesting from summer and planting the seeds for late fall/winter gardens.  We’re still harvesting figs, apples, corn, zucchini, tomatoes, and soon yams.

What we’re planting now are carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, and broccoli.  Next up will be onion seeds (or you can wait until the seedlings arrive in nurseries in November) and garlic cloves.  Also, this year, we’ll be attempting to plant celery from seed.

All of this should keep all you gardeners busy for a while!

Here are some of our winter peas, ready for planting

Porch Check – June 21, 2011

Happy first day of Summer! And on this wonderful first day of summer, here’s a “porch check” for what we have ready:

Tuesday morning Porch Check: Peaches are ripe and delicious, and the apricots are almost gone. We have a small supply of plums ripe now, and the tomatoes are about a week away. We have lots of zucchini, onions, beans, garlic, blood oranges, grapefruit, and cucumbers. Hope to see you on the Farm!

Peaches… Almost!

Well, our peaches are *almost* ready.  What a wacky year it has been for our stone fruit.  The winter season is the most important season for peaches & apricots, and this winter was a wild one.  Really cold, then really hot, then lots of rain, then more hot/cold indecision… our poor trees didn’t really know what to think of it all.  We had trees trying to wake up in the dead of winter which can spell doom for the summer crop.  Through it all, our trees persevered, and although it’s a little later than we are used to – normally our peaches and apricots are ready in the beginning of June – our crop is JUST ABOUT ready.

We’re thinking that by Sunday or Monday we’ll have our peaches and apricot harvest in full swing.  So like always, feel free to come by the Farm to check out what we have ready, or give us a call to check.  We should have plenty of squash, garlic, onions, blood oranges, zucchini, green beans, and tangerines ready for purchase. Fresh organic produce – what a great summer treat!

February blossoms have hopefully become delicious peaches

Porch Check – June 8, 2011

Porch Check update: our porch produce stand will be having a “soft opening” next weekend. Here’s some of what we should have ready: zucchini, crookneck squash, green beans, grapefruit, blood oranges, acorn squash, giant onions, garlic, and tangerines. Hopefully, the corn and peaches will be ready (fingers crossed!). Hope to see you at the Farm!