The Farm Weekly Update…drought conditions!

No surprise, but it’s HOT outside. We haven’t had any significant rain in the past month, and it’s beginning to take it’s toll on The Farm. Unfortunately, the 10 day outlook doesn’t show much hope for rain either. We have been irrigating non-stop, but it’s been hard (& really expensive) to keep up with the water demands of the crops. However, we are working hard to care for the crops in the ground and this past week we harvested almost 870 pounds of the freshest food in Northwest Arkansas to include: 584 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes, 99 lbs of Red...

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Kicked out & nowhere to go…

so, as I have posted a few times over the past couple days, the camp is gone. the police raided tons of camps in Fayetteville over the weekend, arresting people and destroying camps. I knew I had to go check on my friends. I was anxious as to what was going to be seen. it was as bad as I was expecting. 3 people out of the almost 15 remained. the rest had packed up and moved on, as they had done many times before. no goodbyes, no last hugs, no clue where they went to. the last 3 were leaving the next morning right before the police were coming back to “make an example of whoever is...

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Kicked out & nowhere to go…

so, as I have posted a few times over the past couple days, the camp is gone. the police raided tons of camps in Fayetteville over the weekend, arresting people and destroying camps. I knew I had to go check on my friends. I was anxious as to what was going to be seen. it was as bad as I was expecting. 3 people out of the almost 15 remained. the rest had packed up and moved on, as they had done many times before. no goodbyes, no last hugs, no clue where they went to. the last 3 were leaving the next morning right before the police were coming back to “make an example of...

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From Pitchforks to Tractors…

We wanted to give a quick look at how simple the first phase of harvesting potatoes at Cobblestone Project Farm thanks to Williams Tractor in Fayetteville. Without this tractor, we would not be able to produce a potato harvest at this scale (est. at 7,500 lbs).  Last year with pitchforks we literally spent hundreds of hours digging (& sometimes ruining) the harvest.  This year, we are able to bring them to the surface in one single pass & then ask our volunteers to help us pick up them, wash them and send them on their way. Thank you William’s Tractor for helping The Farm...

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