This weekend we have been very happy to finally have our backup power operational. After initial estimates of a few hours to restore power, over a day after the storm we are still not back to full power.
Besides the storm the week was already so busy that it is hard to remember what even happened. On Tuesday we had 7 lambs born, and then another six from Thursday through Sunday bringing our weekly total to 13 lambs. It has us scrambling for enough gates to make pens for all the new families to get aquatinted before turning out in the big group.
We were excited to join the first Dufferin Grove Market back in the park last week Thursday, and Saturday was our last week doing the indoor spot at Kitchener Market. Next week we will try an outdoor spot to see how that goes through the end of June, and reassess if it is a worthwhile location to keep open.
On Monday we got chickens processed, so we were then able to get the next group out to pasture, the brooder cleaned and reset for chicks again today. And the cycle repeats.
This week is the first week of our summer CSA season. Welcome to our new members, and welcome back to our returning members. If you intended to sign up, but forgot, you are still welcome to order a Farmer’s Choice Box this week and email us about getting you on the regular subscription for the following week. CSA this week we have Salad Turnips, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Lettuce Mix, Carrots, and Mint.
We continue planting in the field. We are well underway on the second planting of cabbage and almost done what we are going to do for onions this year. We got the ground ready for tomato planting, so maybe if the weather cooperates later in the week we can plant some tomatoes.
Well, there was lots more happening this week, but that’s what I can think of, and there is lots of work to get back to. Hopefully we have hydro soon.
Until next time,
Nathan, Aleta & David Klassen