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Tubby Creek Farm Needs a New Tractor!

From now until September 4th we are raising $25,000 towards the purchase of a more powerful, reliable and functional scale-appropriate tractor.  Visit our Barnraiser campaign page to make a pledge and check out our fabulous rewards for campaign supporters!

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Tubby Creek Farm is the working farm and homestead of Josephine and Randy Alexander, located in Ashland, Mississippi.  We are committed to providing superior quality fresh fruits, vegetables and pasture raised pork, goat and chicken to our local community through Community Supported Agriculture, farmers markets and chef sales.  We grow your food with love, sunshine, water and a lot of compost but no synthetic chemicals because we are devoted to the safety of our food and the health of the land.

Tractor Backers

. . . Aug 08, 2015 | posted by randy
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A special thank you to our Tracker Backers. We are so humbled by all the support we have been given. We will continue updating folks concerning the campaign through our Barnraiser page and Facebook.

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Summer is here!

. . . Jun 13, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Our friend and neighbor helping out.

The summer solstice is fast approaching.  Siesta season at Tubby Creek Farm!  We are out the door at first light every morning, and as the days get hotter we like to take advantage of the evening hours when the sun is low.  Besides, we have to stay up until the chickens go to bed at dusk every evening so we can close up their house and keep them safe from predators.  There just aren’t enough hours between dark and dawn to get a good night’s sleep.  So we add a post-lunch nap to the schedule and sleep through the hottest part of the day.
 

Holy squash and zucchini!

. . . Jun 04, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Squash, zuchini and fingerlings in the walk in

Holy squash and zucchini!  There is quite bit of summer squash in the shares this week.  It is time to get it while the getting is good.  We are loading you up because we don’t know how long it will stick around!  We should have more next week but after that, who knows!  The squash bugs and fungus spread by the wet weather could take it down at any time.  We have a second succession of squash and zucchini planted but whether or not that will pan out is anybody’s guess.     
 

Tis' the Season, Squash Season

. . . May 30, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Close up of squashes blossoming

Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, this is the last week of spring at Tubby Creek Farm (that’s right, we make our own rules!).  We want to thank all of our CSA members for supporting us through this challenging spring season.  As you may recall, it was cold and crazy wet, setting us back three weeks in starting spring planting.  We were only able to plant about half of what we had planned but somehow we pulled through and only missed one week of the CSA.  This was a season where the “sharing the risks” part of the CSA was pretty apparent.  We

Squash Problems? And a New Boar

. . . May 20, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Our new boar, Tacitus

Last week I noticed the squash plants starting to bloom.  Hooray, yellow squash and zucchini are on the way!  Then I looked closer.  The plants were covered in female flowers, not a male flower in sight.  Yup, squash and their cucurbit cousins like cucumbers and melons have separate male and female flowers.  Male flowers are borne on stalks while female blooms are found at the end of a miniature fruit.  The male flowers start blooming a week or two ahead of the female flowers to attract pollinators.  Unlike tomatoes and corn, which are pollinated by the wi