Having worked through a record-smashing drought on an Eastern Colorado ranch, I swore then to never speak of rain (or its results) in negative terms. How that declaration has been tested this year, as we capped out at a two-month record of 33.5" of rainfall. Hard to believe that much moisture has hit the ground,… Continue reading The Persistence of Grass
That Summer Heat Saturday was a benchmark of a beautiful day. Hot? Insanely. But wonderful skies and the grass cresting "electric" green. Full confession: June and July are my two favorite months in Florida. Not because I'm a glutton for punishment, I promise. There is so much to appreciate: the torrential rains; the subsequent explosion of… Continue reading Just Past Solstice
Tumble Farm is owned and operated by Maureen Murtha. A true ACR, Maureen grew up in the town of Alachua and graduated from Santa Fe High School. She then graduated from UF in 2011 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, but by then her real passion had shifted from painting to sustainable agriculture. A… Continue reading Meet Maureen
The cool nights are visiting us less often. The sun hardly seems to set before it's peaking up above the treeline again. Flies are humming and cicadas are white-noising.
It's an unusual thing, a drought in Florida. With average rainfall for the state somewhere around 60 inches, we're not exactly what you call a "dry' region.
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