Category Archives: work

Once in a lifetime…

Plans for the fundraiser are really coming together. Chef Mark has a nice outline for the food-prep and cooking schedule. We have several folks already eager to help out over the three days. Food-prep will start two days prior to the actual Sept. 18 fundraiser … well sort of, since technically you could say food […]
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Countdown to culinary delights…

The Slow Food Asheville “Mountain Fire” Terra Madre Fundraiser is just a month away now. Sunswept will be hosting the event on September 18, which will include a homegrown, scratch-made, medieval fantasy of fire-kissed foods, with a slow-roasted Sunswept Berkshire pig as the centerpiece. The fundraiser will help eight WNC organic farmers and slow food […]
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comings and goings

Michele is a force for sure.  When we are here and Michele is here, all boats rise together. Younger family went west for a 10 day boating date with western family, so, Michele headed south for the cool(er) hills of Sunswept Farm. We sometimes call ourselves the 3 robots, for you old scifi channel buffs, […]
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At the turn of the gardens from spring/early summer crop offerings to fall garden, we have added our homegrown!!! biochar to the lower garden raised beds.  yay!! Some was saved to do a “real” experiment, and chart up what we find.  Real tracking will happen in the greenhouse at the house.  there biochar will be […]
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solar showers ahoy

we are getting some of the final touches on our farm and facilities.  a solar shower is being made ready for the farm site, especially timed for the yoga retreat mado and meghan are bringing here this weekend.  we are weed eating in all manner to make the place shine and glow.  no one can […]
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decorative concrete

one of the nice things about getting all fixed up for some event here, is that in between events the place is still fixed up.  there was a time when raphe was loving the rocks here, and played with this flat rock till he and i got it balanced, and dang near level.  rocks are […]
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Fruit around the corner

There is so much fruit ripening everywhere. Pears and TONS of blueberries were what I noticed walking around today. There are probably cherries about ripe too, though i wasn’t over on that end of the farm to take a peek today. I planted nasturtiums, sunflowers, calendula, and mixed wildflowers. I hope the chickens don’t eat […]
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New Calf

Before leaving to get hay just before one o’clock, Dory noticed our very pregnant cow, Daisy-Lou, was acting restless and was maybe ready to drop her calf. She and John proceeded onto their hay run and I went to pick asparagus in the upper garden. There’s another asparagus patch near the cow field, and on […]
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The gift of biochar…

what do you ask for for mother’s day..?  me,  i wanted to make..,, biochar !!  and then along came some helpers.  we spent a beautiful day in the mountains sunday collecting all the kinds of wood usually not used in a wood stove, or camp fire, adding all our finds up to put into our […]
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The plants are growing like crazy out on the farm … beautiful Swiss Chard, delish Rhubarb, tender sweet lettuce, and on and on. Green and beautiful and lush everywhere. Prepared some space for sunflowers on Thursday and planted various flowers above the new wall, next to the spiral, on Friday along with a bit o’ […]
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