March 14, 2016 Farm News

The usual garden view on a misty Monday. Today. The three mulched beds, each with a stick marking their ends, are planted in Garlic and the two freshly worked beds to the right of the garlic are the broad beans.

The usual garden view on a misty Monday. Today. The three mulched beds, each with a stick marking their ends, are planted in Garlic and the two freshly worked beds to the right of the garlic are the broad beans.

The great weather continues and are we ever happy,  So are all the animals … horses, cattle, sheep, donkey, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and one rose ringed parakeet.  And those are the domesticated farm animals (except the parakeet).  On the wild side we have seen numerous flocks of Tundra Swans passing on their long migration to the Arctic; Turkey Vultures, Killdeer, and Robin, are obvious others that we have seen and heard as well as the usual hordes of Sparrows and Starlings.

the four horses on this misty Monday morning. Still sleepy and waiting for the morning feed.

the four horses on this misty Monday morning. Still sleepy and waiting for the morning feed.

There have been some lambs born over the past two weeks and they are all doing fine.  More to come. There should also be a new calf in the next month or so.

Two new lambs and there two mothers.

Two new lambs and there two mothers.

We have purchased our first lot of seeds from William Dam Seeds in Dundas, the types that can go in earliest.  We planted 4 rows of Broad Beans (Fava Beans) from our own supply of saved seeds and as we get the garden worked up several other vegetables will be seeded directly into the garden.  We have to have the soil dried a little, just enough so that it does not stick to the tools and implements.  It is  just barely there but when we have any rain we can’t do too much.

The second bed of two rows of Broad Beans getting seeded.  Gabriel and William are doing a very good job.  They worked very hard did a lot of the seeding.

The second bed of two rows of Broad Beans getting seeded. Gabriel and William are doing a very good job. They worked very hard did a lot of the seeding.

 

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2 Responses to March 14, 2016 Farm News

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    wow — mid-March and the farm is coming alive again — it seems a little early, and yet it feels darn good. What a sight to see the kids out helping with seeding, and those new little lambs – lovely.

  2. Robert Feagan says:

    Robin – won’t need eggs this week, though I still have a couple dozen egg-cartons in the back mud-room for you!

    I will try and remember to get these up to you.

    Rob

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