Friday, May 29, 2009

Meet Kit

Meet our new dog Kit. She is a 7 week old Black Tri Australian Shepherd. I think she is going to be a great farm dog and a nice family pet. She is laid back and very easy going, but she also likes to play "herd" the family.
Is'nt she so cute!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

More Farm Pics

Here is a picture of the new tractor. The old one is for sale if anyone needs a tractor!

This is a picture of my Mother's Day flowers.

This is a picture of the trencher we borrowed and our new water hydrant!!! No more hauling water to the farm from town in plastic milk jugs!

And this final picture is of our new farm sign installed and ready to greet customers!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Membership Deadline

For anyone interested in joining our CSA, we have set a deadline of June 1. It will soon be time for weekly pickups/deliveries to start, so we need a signed membership form and payment submitted by this date. Anyone who is interested in joining after this date will be put on our waiting list for next years membership (but please feel free to shop at our on-site farm stand when it opens). E-mail us if you have any questions.

Friday, May 22, 2009

What We Have Planted Part 1

I thought it would be fun to make a list for our customers so they could see what all has been planted so far...
Sweet Corn (Sugar Baby, Incredible, Bodacious)
Tomatoes (Red Cherry, Early Girl, Rutgers, Jubilee Yellow, Mr. Stripey, Coldset)
Peppers (Jalapeno, Garden Salsa, Italian Roaster, Hungarian Wax, Lady Bell, Big Bertha Bell)
Eggplant (Cloud Nine, which is white and a regular purple variety)
Cucumber (Sweet Burpless, Lemon, Armenian)
Zucchini (Fordhook)
Summer Squash (Early Golden Crookneck, Patty Pan Green, Patty Pan Sunburst)
Lima Beans
Green Beans (Contender and Royal Burgandy)
Onions (White, Red, and Yellow)
Potatoes (Norfolk Russet, Red LaSoda, Pontiac Red)
Snow Peas (Avalanche)
Lettuce (Green Ice, Looseleaf Blend, Bibb, Mesclun Mix, Little Cesear)
Spinach (Avon, Baby's Leaf)
Cabbage (Green and Red)
Radish (Sparkler and Watermelon)
Carrot (Little Finger)
Arugula (Rocket)
Turnip (Purple Top White Globe)
Beet (Chioggia)
Watermelon (Sugar Baby and Orange Tendersweet)
Honeydew (Cool Green)
Melon (Early Silverline)
Cantalope (Alaska)
Flowers (Sunflowers, Cosmos, Zinnias, Larkspur, Old-Fashioned Mix, Wildflowers)
Asparagus (Jersey Knight...this is a start to our patch, we will be adding more next year with a hopeful harvest in 2 years)

This is what is in the ground so far. We have some more to plant so I will keep you updated.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Honey Bees on the Farm

Our friend Peter has brought two of his hives out to the farm! We are hoping they will like their new home and reward us with honey. We have quite a lot of flora and fauna on the farm that they will really like, plus they will help us pollinate our garden. Any excess honey they produce, we will buy off Peter to sell in our farm stand (hopefully). We are also going to be buying one more full hive this weekend to add to the honey harvest. We are very interested in having our own bees on the farm, so hopefully this will be a great learning experience and be beneficial to us and to Peter's bee business.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Farm Pics From The Weekend

This first picture is of our shed that we are turning into an on-site farm stand. We got the outside painted this past weekend, but we still need to work on the inside. It needs two windows installed, plus paint, shelving and some decorative touches and it will be ready to go!

These pictures are of our raised garden beds. They are growing nicely and should be ready to harvest from soon! The top bed has radishes, baby spinach, and mesclun mix in it. The second bed has baby carrots, turnips, another type of salad mix and onions. I can't wait for the first taste of garden produce!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Customize your order...

For anyone interested, if you join our CSA before May 31, we will let you customize your CSA box. For example, if you happen to not like beets and turnips and would like more peas and lettuce instead, we would be willing to accommodate you. Also, we are thinking of setting up a payment plan where our customers can pay in 2 installments if they need to. If anyone is interested in this, please let us know. You can click on Become a Member of Our CSA for our contact info.