Spring is coming…farm work continues to grow!

Things begin building quickly in the Spring.  Our CSA program is nearly full, the tulips are beginning to break through, and the hens are laying lots of eggs.

Eggs Galore
Eggs Galore

After a winter of rest, travel, and planning for the new year, the farm work is beginning to build up again.  The first big project of the year was recovering our greenhouse.  We had to work through some chilly mornings, but thankfully with the help of my sister Martha, and only a minor stapler finger injury, we were able to get the project done, and create the ventilation sides that we wanted. (Thank you Martha Keen!) Last year, the heat built up in there so fast in May that even with opening the doors wide and running fans, we could not keep the moisture in the plants.  This year, we will be able to roll up about two feet on each side to ventilate during the afternoon when the heat builds up, but the plants will still be secured safely out of the wind.

The Greenhouse ready for the new year
The Greenhouse ready for the new year

Today I spent the afternoon soil blocking in the greenhouse and it was hot!  We will now be able to start even more transplants and pot up some of the plants we have started already.

The temperature in the greenhouse
The temperature in the greenhouse, and a farmer’s working hands.
We use a combination of soil blocking and plug flats for starts on our farm
We use a combination of soil blocking and plug flats for starts on our farm

Now that March is here we will be beginning to start more and more plants, and hopefully sooner than later the ground will thaw and Will will be out in the field on the tractor prepping the soil for planting.

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