Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Update

Hello Everyone!
We've been busy planting and preparing for the start of the CSA coming up in a week!
The plantlings are doing nicely; thankfully they've adapted well to an early warm spell followed by a late cold season.

Lettuce, waiting to be transplated.
We've planted at least 12,000 heads of lettuce so far this spring.

The garlic we planted last fall is doing beautifully;
right now we are on track to harvest the bulbs this July.

Our potato patch after the frost -
partially killed by the cold but thankfully rebounding.


My brother, Samuel, is staying with us for a few months this spring/early summer as an apprentice on the farm. He wants to farm for a living, although he's leaning more towards animal husbandry rather than produce cultivation. We are working on teaching him a bit about the business aspects of the farm as well, such as accounting.

Beautiful salad mix!

Our buck kid, whom Elise fondly calls "Bebe".
 She loves feeding him dandelions and maple leaves,
as well as refilling his water bucket which he frequently spills.

Trixie, our dairy goat given to us by my parents.
The children both seem to be handling goat milk better than cow milk.
Elise and Jon David love having animals. Between taking care of the goats and "maaa"ing at our landlord's sheep they are having a ball!

~Monique Einwechter

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