Oysters

The mystique of farming

Farming has, recently, become the recipient of a mystique. I wish I could put my finger on just how a profession in which you work hard for long hours in a risky business that doesn’t pay very well came to acquire a mystique, because if I knew how that process worked, perhaps I could acquire […]

In for the winter

Whew. That’s done. It’s one of the biggest jobs of the year, and it’s done. The oyster seed is in the cooler. This year, we had twice as much seed as we’ve ever had, and so the job was twice as big. More than twice as big, actually, because it was a terrific growing year […]

Now you seed ’em

As those of you who come here regularly know, last year was a bust, oyster-wise. The brutal weather killed 90% of our overwintered crop, leaving us with almost nothing but a bumper crop of oyster shell to put on our driveway (which, I have to say, is much improved – it’s an ill wind that […]

That sinking feeling

Kevin’s been spending time in rehab. Not that kind of rehab. Oyster tray rehab. From the time our oysters are a little under two inches long until we sell them, they live in three-by-four foot trays. Each tray is made out of pvc-coated one-inch wire mesh. There are several variables in the trays, and you […]

Sprung!

Yeah, it’s been a while. And it’s just within the realm of possibility that some of you have been wondering what’s been going on here over the last three months. Well, I’m here to tell you! Winter. Winter was what was going on here, seemingly for the last several years, and there just wasn’t much […]