Past Notes from The Currant Farm

Greg Quinn
"A Farm Visit and Other Miracles"
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Greg's newsletter "Notes from the Currant Farm" is now being broadcast on over 50 radio stations around the country and you can hear it right now This week's edition, "A Farm Visit and Other Miracles"

The Joy of Seasons
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy vernal equinox! The first day of spring here on the farm was greeted with 5” of snow. I keep a journal from year to year and last year this timethe forsythia bloomed on the 20th of March, the birch catkins were out and willows were green. The grass was 50% green and the wild onions were fully up. The temperature was in the mid-seventies all week

Greg Quinn
Dormant Plants & Environmental Awakenings
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

As I write this, we’re easing into another February deep freeze. Wind chills today are not expected to get out of the teens here on the farm.

Greg Quinn
Winter and Wildflowers
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The quiet of winter has descended upon the farm once again. Early mornings are silent, devoid of the cheery songs of birds gratefully greeting another sunrise. The evening darkness comes quick and early now without the accompanying ballads of insects and frogs. And as the nighttime temperatures plummet with the setting sun, the only sound left to keep me

Greg Quinn
A Thanksgiving Story
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Monday, November 19, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to pen a Notes from The Currant Farm. Fall can get pretty busy here on the farm and this year it seems we’ve been behind since the spring. Winter doesn’t care if you’re not ready.He’s on his own schedule and whether were ready or not he’s on his way, so getting ready takes precedent over everything.

Greg Quinn
Harvest & Fireflies
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Monday, July 9, 2012

The harvest is finished for another year. Currants, like many berries, are harvested in the summer and it's a bit of a frantic time because often the temperatures exceed 90 degrees during harvest....

Greg Quinn
Willows and Joy
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring has come in on the same rails as winter rode out. Temperatures often exceed 60 degrees and things are predictably early.

Greg Quinn
The Call of the Wild
Posted by: Greg Quinn Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

After a very strange 2011, weather wise, 2012 seems to be starting out on the same path.