Thursday, February 24, 2011

A dab of dirt, a pinch of seed, a splash of water, a ray of light and VOILA!!!

The grow house is filling up with seed starts to plant when the frost date passes, the middle of March. This week we were able to get the rest of the broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach in the fields. The warmer weather crops such as corn,  tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers etc. will be planted later. The warmer weather is producing slight buds on the fruit trees, even my cherry trees have signs of life! Our days are spent preparing for the new market and milking season. The girls are just waddling from one resting spot to the next. All of my pumpkins saved from last year for seed have finally rotted to my liking on the back porch, so I can now harvest the seeds. Actually, the Farmer told me to do something with them or he will toss them all to the chickens, as he discovered that nothing was dead in his shop, it was just rotten pumpkin stench seeping through the walls. Wait until he smells the fermented tomato seeds! The market will be opening March 10, and will be open from noon until 4PM. Our hours will be the same, Thurs. Fri. Sat. from noon until 4PM. The hours will be extended when picking season begins. The freezers will be stocked with meat, the chickens are redeeming themselves for their unproductive spell, we finally have eggs, we will have some produce, and the goat milk supply will be starting for the year. The target date for strawberry season is April 17, if they are ready. Updates will be posted . From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!

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