Planting has officially begun. Last Thursday we got a bunch of seeds planted in the field and Friday we were able to run the transplanter for a few hours and got most of a bed of lettuce plus one and a bit rows of cabbage planted out. There is lots left to do, but it is a start at any rate and that feels like progress. We also got the broiler chickens moved to pasture, the laying ducks out on pasture, and one group of sheep on pasture too. Soon we will get the group with lambs out as well, but the lambs are still so new that a few more days would still be good for them before having to keep up with their moms on pasture. Oh, and we are done lambing for a bit. We still have a (planned) late group, but they aren’t until the end of May, and even then it isn’t many.
CSA this Week we have Bok Choi, Radishes, Rutabaga, Cabbage, Carrots, and Spinach.
This is our delivery week on Wednesday so get those orders in by tonight for pickup or delivery. Also this means we are not in person at Montgomery’s Inn so preorders only! This is our last week for deliveries because next week we will be back in Dufferin Grove Park! Next week will also be our last week at Montgomery’s Inn. After the longest run we have ever had at a market and with very few missed weeks over the years it is time to say goodbye and move on.
Asparagus is coming. Well here a little bit already. We had an unexpected few bunches on Saturday from the part of the patch where we put the row cover on two weeks ago to try to prevent the frost. It might not have been as effective against frost as we had hoped, but it did warm it up and get it to grow faster. But the rest of the patch is probably less than a week behind so we will have it before too long.
Well that’s a lot of week packed into a short update, but we need to get back in the field. Lots of cabbage to plant, and if that goes well maybe we can get some onions in as well. And if we really wanted to check off the wishlist, our greenhouse parts are here for the automated sidewalls so we could work on assembling that too. I guess we won’t be bored.
Well that’s about everything for this week.
Until next week,
Nathan and Aleta Klassen