Thursday, March 25, 2010

An Update

Well, I tried to get some pictures on here and it's not working, so I will try again soon. Anyway, we have been having some nice weather (with some rain too) and have been able to get outside and get some work done! We set up our greenhouse and I have green cabbage, baby bok choi, broccoli, and napa cabbage starts going. I am going to get my head-type lettuces in there today as well. We have been working on getting grass seed down in our yard, which is currently mud! And, the chicken coop is coming right along...we almost have it finished...hopefully I will be able to post pics when it's done. We are looking forward to next weekend (Good Friday)... weather permitting, we'll get our potatoes and some onions in the ground!

Monday, March 15, 2010


The snow has melted, yay! But in it's place: MUD. The frontyard, backyard, garden, driveway...all mud. But, I am not going to complain because Winter seems to be over and the temps are going up. We can't wait for it to dry up so we can start working in the garden. Yesterday was beautiful, so we spent the afternoon working on the chicken coop and pruning our fruit trees. I brought the trimmings from the trees inside and put them in water, hoping to force the branches into bloom. If it works I'll post a picture. I also need to post pics of the coop, but my digital camera is giving me fits...I think it is time for a new one. Next on the agenda for this week...buying grass seed and more rock for the driveway. Hopefully we can get rid of some of this mud!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Is Spring in the Air?

I am hopeful that Spring will be here soon! They are saying temps should be in the 40's and 50's by the end of the week...such good news. I think everyone I speak to has been tired of winter for quite some time now.
In farm related news, we are starting to build our portable chicken coop. I will post some pictures when it starts looking like a coop. Our chickens will be arriving on the farm around April 20th. We are ordering pullets that will be about ready to lay once they get here. We are also working out our planting rotation and where everything will be going...and we just purchased a small greenhouse, so hopefully we can get that up with some of this nice weather and be ready to start some seedlings in the next few weeks. We also have plans to try growing some cool weather crops in it this fall and see how long we can extend the growing season. We would really like to purchase a large high tunnel (when money allows) to be able to extend our growing season for the CSA. Some CSA's provide a summer share and a winter share (through December anyway)...we would like to get there someday! More pictures will be coming soon...