Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ben and Crow

Today Ben, my farming partner and dear friend, packed up his Kia(a.k.a Kitty) and left on a grand adventure to work on another farm crew about an hour away. But before he took off he said he couldn't say goodbye without getting a final picture with his pride and joy, Crow. He is so proud of that rooster, as he should be having raised him from day one. That is one handsome bird.

While it is incredibly sad to be losing Ben as a part of the farm team and household, I couldn't be more excited for him as he starts this new chapter in his farming career and life. I wish him only the best. He knows that he is always welcome back here anytime he likes.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Beginning the Season

The season has begun on the farm! On a gorgeous sunny day last week I set up a rather makeshift potting table outside the barn next to our new pile of Fort Vee Vermont Compost Company potting mix, and went to town seeding tomatoes, onions, and leeks. I'll do another round of seeding in a month or so when I have more table space and lighting.

For now the trays are inside under the primitive light setup I constructed in the mudroom. The seedlings will remain there until the hoop house is set up with tables instead of the cold frames that are in there now, and warm enough at night to keep those little guys alive.

In other news, the CSA still has a couple open spots for shareholders! So, if you are interested in a share for this summer season, you can still get one! I also have one remaining work share position available. So, if you're interested in a share or work share please send an email right away!