March 7, 2016 Farm News

The usual garden view late Monday afternoon. Notice how we have carefully laid out the snow between the rows.

The usual garden view late Monday afternoon. Notice how we have carefully laid out the snow between the rows.

A bit of mutual grooming

A bit of mutual grooming

Spring is pretty close now.  The past week has been quite trying again with the cold, though the snow was nice for taking hay out to the cows and the horses.  We use either the wheelbarrow or when there is snow, a nice large, sturdy plastic sled, or toboggan.  It draws very easily except on the hills of course but overall it is nicer to use the sled than the wheelbarrow.  The wheelbarrow is a heavy push on the hills.

The morning sun up on Sunday morning

The morning sun up on Sunday morning

We have had two lambs born so far and more to come. A calf is not to far off.  All the sheep, the cows and horses are fine, they really like the sun and the fact that the days have not been windy.  Makes basking in the sunshine a whole lot nicer.

The anticipated warm days and nights for the coming week are going to be great for us to get a good start on the veggie season.  A trip to be made to William Dam Seeds in Dundas for at least some of what we need, the seeds that need to go into trays indoors at the earliest. Onions and leeks will be seeded first.  They could have been planted much earlier than this but this will do just fine. It will likely be several weeks yet before we can work the garden, but if the weather stays warm, and there is not too much rain, then we can likely get on the land a lot sooner, as soon as in one or two weeks and get the Broad beans planted and maybe peas as well so long as we don’t use the horses and do it all by hand.

If you have been thinking of getting a CSA share from us for the 2016 season, then contact us as soon as you can.  Look at the “Our CSA Program” page on this website to find out all about our CSA for 2016 and contact us with questions or to be a part, to join, to sign up.  Look at our Facebook page at Facebook.com/devonacres for more photos from today.  You can look at our other pages such as “About the Farm” and the archived blogs for more information and for more photos.

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