Welcome to Dunton
Work on the
The links below
are to various tasks and events on the farm. Although they can be rather mundane, they are important
to success of our endeavors. Hopefully others will
find the information educational or at least
Projects and Regular Tasks
Projects and Facility
Tools and Technology
Summer Work Tasks
Weeding, watering, cultivating gardens and flowerbeds
Mowing and grounds maintenance (Thanks Grandpa!)
up with noxious weeds in the fields (thistles, tansy,
etc.). The extension agent suggested offering to
do the neighbors or convince them to do it too.
annual cover crop seed now in preparation for fall
construction projects and general maintenance.
for winter mud! Determine area that are prone to
standing water and deal with drainage issues now.
for fall pasture / field fertilizing now by having the
soil tested and scheduling manure spreading.
Brush mow high grass and brambles around the fence
lines to prevent encroachment into fields.
Maintain and repair fences.
Fall Work Tasks
care of brush piles.
removal, garden cleanup, and grass clippings are used
to prepare gardens for winter and to build
cover crops where required as soon as soil moisture
levels are appropriate.
Mulch other garden areas heavily.
Clean and oil garden tools for winter storage.
Prepare all equipment for winter storage - remove
batteries from tractors, drain fuel from small engine
Clean and organize potting shed and greenhouse.
Begin harvest, seed drying, cleaning, and germination
testing as season dictates.
Create, publish and mail
Victory Seed Company
supply of firewood to the house cellar.
sure everything is put away in outbuildings before
Manure the fields.
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