January….

Although it looks as though not much goes on at a farn in the off season,winter is the time for planning…and cleaning and fixing and preparing…and organizing and seeding and deadheading…

We are getting ready!
A Photo Essay..

Farm view of blocks 1,2,3, Hoop House South and Chickens...

Farm view of blocks 1,2,3, Hoop House South and  Chickens.

The upper fields (or ‘blocks’) have winter cover crops…

Cleaning trays and mixing potting mix...

Cleaning trays and mixing potting mix…

We are busy seeding trays for spring transplants to get a jump on the growing season…

Former Compost Tumbler, now a potting soil mixer...

Former Compost Tumbler, now a potting soil mixer…

Our cold frame now has roll down plastic instead of old windows.

Our cold frame now has roll down plastic instead of old windows.

Overwintered brussel sprouts.

Overwintered brussel sprouts.

One of my classmates (Alex) likes to taste everything, We tried a leaf on the brussel sprout plant. It was surprisingly sweet…

Bed build in Block 5 for Sweet Peas...

Bed build in Block 5 for Sweet Peas…

We scuffle-hoed (weeded) this bed, and built it up, ready for sowing spring peas…
Our Worm Bin.

Our Worm Bin.

By the end of this semester, we will be accomplished worm herders…

The weeded Pollinator Garden...

The weeded Pollinator Garden…

The UNweeded Pollinator Garden...looking more like The Garden of Despair...

The UNweeded Pollinator Garden…looking more like The Garden of Despair…

The bees' new patio!

The bees’ new patio!

…’cause everyone needs a good patio…

Ricky the Rooster poses with his home.

Ricky the Rooster poses with his home.

Seed trays in the greenhouse...

Seed trays in the greenhouse…

Hoop House C..Beets are planted and it's all ready for sowing spinach and rabe...

Hoop House C..Beets are planted and it’s all ready for sowing spinach and rabe…

Collards in Hoop House South.

Collards in Hoop House South.

Salad Mix in Hoop House South

Salad Mix in Hoop House South.

– Jennifer Kidwell. Jan 31, 2015

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