It's like we've gone directly from winter to summer. Less than a WEEK since the ground dried out enough to walk on it and till it, I'm actually out there WATERING... This is really odd. I'm sure we've had unseasonably hot Aprils before, where watering in newly seeded crops was … [Read more...] about How odd…
Archives for April 2008
In smaller gardens (tinier farms!), hoses are generally a fact of life. In spring, it's time to uncoil them all, check the fittings, and get set to deliver water largely by hand. On BIG veggie farms, "hoses" are usually big pipes (3"/7.5cm and up), part of full-blown … [Read more...] about Tangling with hoses
The weather's been warm, sunny, essentially FANTASTIC for the last couple of days, and the forecast for the next few looks just as good. Indoors, many of the earliest seedling starts are putting on growth spurts, quite suddenly crowding each other and grabbing for the light, like … [Read more...] about Seedlings don’t wait around!
Left to the last possible harvest in the fall, brassicas like kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower (above), were eventually winter-killed and now have to be cleaned up—one of the first field-readying jobs of spring! Today, I started. (EVERY day is a field day … [Read more...] about Field day!
That was fun! Picked up the CHICKENS, wood shavings, and starter feed mix at the feed store. On this beautiful, sunny day, the airy, skylighted boxes looked like a deluxe place to be for a traveling chicken. Back on the farm, wood shavings were spread and waterers filled, and … [Read more...] about Chickens arrive!