Spring as been slowly awakening here at the farm. The plum trees are just beginning to flower, the garlic is slowly rising through the mulch, and finally the soils are warming so we’re able to really get into the planting craze. We have tried our best to be patient and count our blessings for all the moisture this season. The drought of 2012 is not a season we’d like to repeat, and glad that it feels so different already! The recent warm temperatures are greening up everything, leaves are now abundant and recent seedings are germinating well with constant moisture. In addition to field planting, we’ve been filling the high tunnel with plants, and continuing to seed flats in the greenhouse. There will certainly be no shortage of crops to eat from in the coming weeks and months, but we’ll have to be patient as spring slowly comes awake.
As the plants are growing, so too is our barn! The meat chickens are now 3 weeks old and loosing their down in place of real feathers. Our two young boys love to raise chickens, spending hours tending to them and holding them. And one of our sows recently had a little of 6 healthy piglets. They are such fun to watch and try to pet (Big Mama is nice but very protective of her little ones).
CSA sign-up’s continue to be accepted for the month of May! Send in your order form or pay on-line in the next few weeks. Contact us with any questions.
Farmers Cate and Mat