The last few weeks have presented some challenging weather for farmers in this area. We weathered the storms with no damage to our farm, but all of the moisture can prevent us from working the soil, adding amendments, and early planting to get a jump on the season. Not to worry though, while everyone was hunkered down eating milk sandwiches our farm manager and brilliant students have been plugging away on plenty of things. When weather is not ideal to be in the field we are able to catch up on some basic farm maintenance and organization, something that we don’t have a lot of time for when the season really gets going. We have a greenhouse full of transplants that are getting ready to go into the ground and have been able to plant some peas and carrots.
This is an exciting time of the year for us as we watch our farm begin to take on some character. I am sure that many of you are looking forward to our amazing CSA boxes, which are not too far away in the near future. We will keep you up to date on when that will begin. We are also looking forward to another flock of Crevecoeur chicks from the Livestock Conservancy! These wild looking creatures have plenty of feathers on their heads and if you follow the blog you may remember a post and some photos last year about these “punk rock chickens”.
So buckle up!! The season is about to take off!!