Posts Tagged "Irrigation"

April Showers Bring May…Turf Grass!

I was looking over my turf grass fields today and I got to thinking… I feel so lucky to be farming here in Fryeburg, Maine. We’re right near the Saco River, smack-dab in the Saco River Valley and blessed with nutrient-rich soil. Soil is everything in farming and I don’t take my responsibility lightly. In fact, I focus on it. A customer asked me what set my sod farm apart from other farms. After thinking about it for a minute, the answer was clear. “Attention to detail.” I answered. Attention to Detail Sets Us Apart You may be thinking that everyone says that. I agree that “attention to...

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Spring Has Sprung…

Spring has sprung the landscaping bug in these parts, we have been fielding calls all morning with inquiries for Turf!  Soon there will be green grass everywhere.  Did you know the best times of year to install Turf are Spring and Fall?  The grass roots in a strip of sod follow the path of water into the soil.  This makes irrigation crucial when introducing  the roots to the new ground below.  During Spring and Fall water evaporates less quickly with cooler temperatures allowing the process to take place more efficiently.  Summer is not out of the question when considering a Turf...

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Irrigation is a must in this weather!

After taking a poll around the farm nobody can accurately remember whether 3 or 5 years have passed since the weather called for irrigation, but today we were forced to dig out the big guns!  Literally… Some of the potato plants had run out of energy so we are in the process of throwing them enough water so they will survive the hot spell we are experiencing.  President, Don Thibodeau tending to...

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Great Article!!!

Green Thumb Farms and Cold River Vodka are featured in this great article in Farming: The Journal of Northeast Agriculture.  Check it out! http://www.farmingmagazine.com/article.php?id=5401 From Potato Chips to Potato Vodka by Kathleen Hatt A lot of passion + a little Internet = a new market Donnie Thibodeau with a 50-pound bag of potatoes for the restaurant market. Photos by Kathleen Hatt. When Donnie Thibodeau’s father Larry first saw the Saco River Valley farm with corn growing 9 feet high, he wondered whether potatoes, too, would grow as well in its sandy, rock-free soil. A lifelong...

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