Winter is hanging on tight this year, but we see new signs of spring each day.
Our potting-house is now officially a greenhouse, with central heat from the wood stove!
The stove was generously donated to the farm by my aunt and uncle. It is keeping our seedlings warm on these 20 degree nights. And what great ambiance for potting seedlings on a drizzly cold day!
Time to start ginger again.
Our shiitake project is finished. We set up sprinklers for the logs to help keep them at the right moisture content.
The weather has not been very cooperative in helping us get our spring soil prep done. Nevertheless we were able to find a few days when we had decent conditions for tillage, plowing, and composting some areas.
We are expanding our production area by quite a bit. This new field has some serious weed issues so we will only grow cover crops here this year.
Tilling in cover crops in the field outside the deer fence. The wheat and clover will take a few weeks to break down before we can plant here.
Another new field we’ll be growing in this year. Time for some rock removal.
Composting the asparagus patch. I’ve spent quite a lot of time weeding here over the past month.
This area of the garden got a heavy dose of compost.
Seeding beets and carrots.
Row cover to help the soil heat up.
Soon the trees will be covered with leaves and the garden will be full of good stuff! I can’t wait!
Hope you have a happy spring wherever you are.