There has been much work going on around the farm since my last post. We have been planting a dizzying amount of seeds in the nursery greenhouse; all the peppers, eggplant, most of the flowers and we are just finishing up the last of the field tomatoes. It is getting hard to walk around in the nursery greenhouse and we are quickly filling up the Quonset greenhouse. Last week we planted the first planting of radishes, more spinach, lettuce transplants and kale in hoopehouse #1 and #2. Just a few more weeks and we will be at the Meridian Farmers Market with some early greens and transplants. Looking forward to seeing all our “market friends.”
We also took a huge plunge (in a particularly unromantic way to spend loads of money, like new tires for you car or a new roof ) and laid down drain tile on the East side of the farm and dug drainage relief ditches on the west side in efforts to mitigate some of our standing water/killing crops issues.
Thanks all for your CSA memberships. We are still planning mid-May for the first distribution. Here are some picture from this weeks work.
This is the drain tile on the East side of property to catch the water that falls on the Spelt garden, the trailor garden and from the barn.
400 feet of drain tile were laid that day
What a mess!!
Meanwhile on the West side of the farm long deep ditches with gentle sides we hope to plant in wildflowers help direct water on that side.
Normally we would be putting this first lettuce planting of lettuce in the greenhouse but it was so hot we switched and put them outside.
Our wonderful neighbor brought over her new pony to the farm and gave us pony rides.
I am deliriously happy here. If I could have put that pony in my pocket and kept it I would have. I have wanted a pony like that since I was 8 yeard old!
Happy Spring everyone!!