Planting season is underway and it is starting to feel more and more like spring is here to stay. But as seems to be the case the last few years, just when the asparagus is starting to come up, and is looking promising to be ready within the week, we get frost again and it is set back another two weeks. Again this week we can say, hopefully in two weeks it will be ready.
We got the rest of the early cabbage planted at the beginning of the week, and by Friday we had over half of the onions out as well. We keep turning over greenhouse space, and soon we’ll have a few new products to share with you as well. Some of the first field seeded greens aren’t looking the best because of the strange weather we’ve had so there is likely to be a bit of a gap in salad production when the greenhouse is done but we’ll do our best to get back on track as soon as possible.
Spring time is also time for cleanup around the farm. This year we’re finally cleaning up some dead trees that have been dropping branches on the fields lately. On Monday we had a nice bonfire to clean up the branches from the one tree, and then on Saturday Nathan cut down an even bigger dead tree that he still has to clean up. It’s all part of farming. If you have trees, you will always have wood to clean up. Hopefully this year the guy who bales our hay will have less wood to complain about mixed with the hay.
This week in CSA we have: Carrots, Parsnip, Lettuce, Bok choi, Green Garlic, and Lovage.
Next week we will have fresh chicken.
The tomato plants in the greenhouse are growing nicely, and we just planted the first greenhouse cucumbers this week.
The planned portion of our lambing season just kicked off on Sunday morning with beautiful twin lambs. We expect more in the coming week, and over the next several weeks to come. Who knows, there may even be more waiting for us now when we make it to the barn.
Well we’ve got a busy week ahead, so that’s all for now.
Until next time,
Nathan, Aleta & David Klassen