It rained steadily, on and off, all day yesterday, through the night and still today, with the temperature a couple of degrees above zero. In other words, cold, gray, wet, miserable, and also perfect for removing vast quantities of snow. The 2-3' of coverage in the field is gone. … [Read more...] about Mid-February melt-off
Archives for February 2009
Four days from seeding and the first Red Wing onions are popping up. A fine sight to see, the first new on-farm veggie greenery of the season! These guys will be transported to the new farm on Sunday... So many things going on at once—seed starting while moving the tiny farm—if … [Read more...] about Onions emerge
Doing the last rounds on the old farm, saying farewell to chickens and goats. Here, a bunch of the girls (goats) are chomping away on hay, and the eight cockerels are enjoying a day in the cold sun. They seem to be getting on well, there used to be usually one low guy running a … [Read more...] about See ya, goats and chickens…
A 10-hour day with Bob, and plywood is up on the four walls of the new seedling room. It's rough work, with an uneven floor and really uneven joists to cut around, either spend forever measuring and marking, or recut by increments for tight fits, or do the cut-outs generously and … [Read more...] about Fully enclosed, at last
This is it, the official start of the new growing season (since there wasn't time to plant out garlic in the fall at the new farm)! I seeded a fresh packet of 1,000 Red Wing red onion seeds in three 72-cell plug sheets. That's 4-5 seeds per cell—after the good results last … [Read more...] about New seed started!