Needless to say, if each potato bit makes 3 potatoes, a root cellar under the entire farm will not hold all of the potatoes that will be harvested. It is a sure thing what will be in the bottom of all of the grandchildrens birthday goodie bags this year! The Farmer and Son and the new Farmhand ( yes, help has arrived, a true testament that all things come to he who waits. A new daughter in law should be just around the corner.) planted 37 looonnnnggg rows of tators. Next step...... a tator digger. I see something blue in color, bright, shiney, sleek, and of European,( Italian, if I am not mistaken,) design, perched on my doorstep on Mothers Day. You can bet your bottom dollar it will not be a Ferrari. The Farmers Son would disappear, never to be seen again if he had to dig all of those new spuds with a shovel. The carrots and beets are planted. Next project is to get the hoop houses filled. The tomatoes and pepper plants are ready. The barn has been prepared for the impending births of the kids. The stalls just need fresh water and hay for the new mommas. Lots of calls this past week for goat milk, it should be here soon. Meanwhile, the sun rises and sets on the farm, the days are getting a little longer, the chickens have decided to start paying for their keep as the egg production increases each day. The cows are keeping us in milk, and my stingy heart has been softened and it has been decided to share the last, which was the first harvested, bucket of honey. More on that later. The much anticipated strawberry season should start the first week of April. Exact dates will be posted as we draw nearer to that time. Number of shares for the CSA will be determined as we finish our planting in a few days. We do not want to overextend ourselves and promise what we cannot deliver. A word to all those who want to participate, be sure your family likes potatoes! We will announce more information and when applications will be taken for the 2013 season on the blog. The MARKET HOURS: Friday from noon until 4:00PM and Saturday fron 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!