May 4, 2015 Farm Newsletter

The usual garden scene looking not to different from last week as all the changes, veggies seeded, are in the ground out of sight.

The usual garden scene looking not to different from last week as all the changes, veggies seeded, are in the ground out of sight.

We have been very busy all week trying to get as much in the ground as we can.  Most everything can now be planted though we should still be careful since we can still get cold weather and even a frost so things like tomatoes and peppers should not be going out yet even though the predictions are for very hot weather towards the end of the week.

This short garlic row is doing quite well.  There is more garlic elsewhere in the garden.

This short garlic row is doing quite well. There is more garlic elsewhere in the garden.

The pastures are looking good though the grass still has a little more growing before we can turn horses, cows and sheep out to graze.  We might start grazing in about a week.  It might be two weeks.  We are going to get some hot weather this week but what we really need is a good rain to get things growing quickly.  We are getting quite dry now.

Breakfast time for the hens, swimming pool time for the ducks.

Breakfast time for the hens, swimming pool time for the ducks.

Marta, Leucan and Nell

Marta, Leucan and Nell

If anyone reading this has been thinking of getting a share in our CSA for the coming 2015 season, it is time to contact us, to get us a payment or a down payment, as soon as you can.  We are able to take on a very few more shares, small or large, working or none working but we need to know very soon.

Marta, Leucan and Nell

Marta, Leucan and Nell

We have been getting some hay from our neighbours as we ran out of ours a week or so back.  It is good hay, better than much of what we fed out over the winter, but it is costly, so we are real anxious to get everyone out on grass quickly so we no loner have to feed out hay.  We should be into haying in about a month’s time.  We have to be real careful to get better quality hay this season.  Haying is going to be a lot of work this year and if anyone would like to come and see what haying is all about we would be very grateful for the help.  Each year we get our hay from a neighbours field down Robinson Road.  They cut the hay, rake if needed and either they or us have someone come to bale it and we will draw the hay back to our barn with the horses if they are working well.

Two large square bales from our neighbours before being unloaded into the barn.

Two large square bales from our neighbours before being unloaded into the barn.

 

 

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One Response to May 4, 2015 Farm Newsletter

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    great lighting in the garden; lovely chickens (and yes, I have a thing for chickens; and Leucan is beautiful young horse — it this whole CSA thing doesn’t work, there is always photography! Feagan

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