Monday, April 26, 2010

CSA Shares

We have room for maybe 10 more families, and I've had 5 or 6 contact me in the last week wanting more information. If you are planning to join and haven't confirmed with me yet, better do so!

Farm Update

More is getting planted, and the larger harvests have begun! Because of the warmer weather, we picked 9# of spinach this morning, and 2.5# of salad greens! This is just what needed to be picked before picking again for Sweetwater Market on Friday. YUM!

We have tomato plants with blossoms!

Chickens got moved to their summer coop and pens. They are happy girls (and 1 guy).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Grass-Fed Beef Quarters for sale!

We just butchered and have the beef hanging to age and tenderize it. If you order in the next week, your quarter will have your name on each vacuum-packed package and will be cut and packaged however you desire. Prices are $400-$450 depending on individual hanging weights. It would be ready to pick up in 3 weeks.

Lots growing

We have the garden back here by the house almost full, and have planted a whole lot of the rest of the garden spots with early plants and seeds. Things seem to be coming up and growing well, except for the early kale and chard that was transplanted outside. It got zapped hard by cold and rain. Planted more seeds of both in the greenhouse.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rainy -

We transplanted a lot of plants today: Piricicaba sprouting broccoli, Bright Lights Chard, Winterbor Kale, a few kinds of head lettuce: Michelle, Buttercrunch, Waldemann's, and Raddichio. More seeds have been planted in the greenhouse as the flats of early things are transplanted.

We have been hardening off plants (getting them used to outdoor weather after they've been growing in the greenhouse), but I moved them all back into the hoophouse or greenhouse because it's getting colder tomorrow - Sunday. All the plants in the ground should do ok.

We sent 4 steers in to get butchered. If you are interested in beef, let me know as soon as possible!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Onions and Potatoes, Oh My!

1000s of onion plants were put out today. Long rows, and we are trying them in black plastic this year. Small early onions, onion sets, Copra yellow onions, Red Bull and Redwing Red onions.
One 400 ft row of Red Norland early potatoes was planted.

Pak Choi was transplanted out and covered with row cover to keep the flea beetles off it. 200 plants.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Summer weather in early April!

Wow. It's actually too hot & windy to do some transplanting today! I had visions of putting out storage onions and pak choi. They will have to wait.

We transplanted about 100 ft of scallions that were started in the greenhouse 2 months ago. I'm watering them now. There's another tray growing that will be ready to transplant in a few weeks. Little tiny onion plants put 1-2 inches apart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All the peas are planted: Lincoln, Green Arrow and Coral shelling peas, Sugar Snap edible pod peas, and Oregon Giant snow peas. The fences are up and ready for them to climb. The tallest pea vines get about 6 ft tall.

Bill has been setting up the irrigation system at the Putney Farm next door. Plumbing ~~ his favorite thing to do - NOT!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Photos from March 30th

A beautiful head of Bibb lettuce. This is growing in the hoophouse, planted last Fall.

Kale, transplanted into the hoophouse last Fall. We've been eating this regularly. YUM!

Raddichio, parsley, arugula, chicory, mixed lettuces. I picked these for Sweetwater Market on Saturday. Plus we had a huge salad and can pick these plants again in about 3 days.

This patch of daffodills has been growing here for about 35 years. They get periodically thinned and spread around the farm and shared with others.

A frosty morning on the Farm. There's carrots, mixed lettuces, radishes, raddichio under the row covers, and a bunch more was planted yesterday.