March 11, 2015 Farm News

The usual weekly garden view.  A real noticeable change from the same spot just last week.

The usual weekly garden view. A real noticeable change from the same spot just last week.

This is more spring like weather for sure.  Though the fields are still very much snow covered, a lot of snow has disappeared and there is even some bare ground showing through here and there.  We have been getting up and down the laneway though later in the afternoon, when the temperature has gone above freezing, the snow gets quite soft and car tires do sink in quite a bit and tires don’t have near as good a grip. The temperature here on Wednesday morning early was 2.7°C and it hadn’t gone below freezing all night.  The sun is shining brightly too, so coats and even sweaters are being discarded, carefully though, so one can grab them if it cools down or gets a little windy.

The hay sled is also great for sliding down hills and the lane is still snow covered enough o make it a good run.

The hay sled is also great for sliding down hills and the lane is still snow covered enough o make it a good run.

He was not getting out so when the sled was loaded with Hay for the cows it had to be piled around him and he rode out to the field and back.

He was not getting out so when the sled was loaded with Hay for the cows it had to be piled around him and he rode out to the field and back.

A spring time tidy up is now underway as the snow retreats and uncovers things forgotten since the fall. We’ll soon have to start a few machinery repairs if we can. There are three things needing work first, disc harrows, cultivator, transplanter/furrow maker and we do have to come up with some sort of seed bed preparation tool pulled by the horses.  Likely a modification to something we already have lying around.  We have to get rid of more snow first but then soon after we can begin working ground in preparation for seeding.

The garlic should be poking up through the straw soon.

The garlic should be poking up through the straw soon.

All the sheep, cows and horses are doing fine though we are not doing so well with the lambs this year.  The poultry are fine though and the egg laying is getting up to about the maximum that we could expect, both from the chicken and the ducks.

Will be seeding some things into trays any day now, then spring will truly be here.

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One Response to March 11, 2015 Farm News

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    I can just about smell that garlic hoping to emerge from the ground!

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