Our interns from Denmark, Mark and Jakob, have been building a structure that will house future interns and a composting toilet. It faces due south, will be filled in with straw bales and roofed with a continuous coil of copper tubing..that will help heat water and the space. All a theory right now! Built with timbers salvaged from houses being dismantled in Baltimore, estimated to be 200 years old.
With temperatures at night in the 40's predicted for the upcoming week, it is time to close the hoophouse back up. Homer removed the rain barrels, added the plastic sides and will (as time allows) plant carrots inside and add the rain barrels as water/heat retention for the winter months. Tons of tomato plants inside. Along with the guinea hens, who we hope are eating their weight in horn worms!
I am the lucky woman who gets to be the farmer's wife to Homer Walden, the hardworking, creative and innovative force behind Sunnyside Farm. The farm is a pasture based intensive grazed farm in Dover, PA. We grow heirloom, open pollinated vegetables, chicken, eggs from heritage breed chickens, beef, heirloom breed turkeys for Thanksgiving and pork with no commercial feed, honey, eggs, Buff ducks. And the occasional flower or 2.