I am having a sense of de-ja-vu as I write this for the second time this month! For some reason the original blog entry had disappeared after it was published, so fingers crossed this entry stays up longer!
|May & Lily hard at work|
I am actually impressed that all the animals are doing really well but all of us would like to feel a little more warmth and see a little more sunshine.
Before the rain started on Saturday we did manage to plant the first 400ft of snap peas, get 300ft of potatoes in the ground and move all the white rock chickens out onto pasture.
The greenhouse is filling up rather fast with crops and all the succession planting we have to do for the CSA. Everything is thriving and looking amazing but we would rather see all the crops in the garden than in the greenhouse. Last year Michael and I built raised beds around the greenhouse and this allows us to plant crops out when we have seasons like this that stop us from being on the field. The beds are filling up with Chinese cabbage salad onions, radicchio, shallots, Chinese artichokes, radish and top setting onions. The garlic patch is thriving and fingers crossed for another good crop this year.
|Soren & Eva|
We have seen several new arrivals to the farm over the last few weeks including our day old Oprington Buff chicks who will become our new eggs layers. We have finally welcomed Soren and Eva our two Nigerian Dwarf goats. They have been here for 5 days and finally Eva has learned the power of the inner voice. For the first 24 hours she did prove for such a little thing she has a rather large set of lungs. After all the screaming we think she did give herself a very sore throat by Thursday. They are both doing really well and love attention, Soren has taken to sitting on our laps, and Eva likes chewing on all our clothing. Eva will become our milking goat in the future and our founding goat for the "Knotty Ash" herd at Strattons Farm.