March 28, 2016 Farm News

The usual garden view on Monday morning March 28, Looking a bit wet but a slight but distinct green hew is becoming visible as plants start growing

The usual garden view on Monday morning March 28, Looking a bit wet but a slight but distinct green hew is becoming visible as plants start growing

This has been a really variable week in the weather department.  Snow, sleet, freezing rain, yer ordinary everyday rain, fog, lots of mud, freezing cold, warmer cold and then yesterday, Easter Sunday, a fine warm, sunny spring day, with a no sweater afternoon.  It has been somewhat difficult to get a lot of things done for most of the week.  But of course we were trying.  Aerron and Maggie have seeded a good number of trays the past two weeks.  A lot of onions.  It has been too wet to do any garden work and anyway the soil is too cold.  The broad beans planted earlier have still not sprouted but they should be ok.  The sprouted garlic will be just fine as well and all those things and more will grow well when the soil warms.

The usual garden view when we had all the freezing rain put a layer of ice on everything. Some trees are bent over, branches bent towards the ground but little damage around here.

The usual garden view when we had all the freezing rain put a layer of ice on everything. Some trees are bent over, branches bent towards the ground but little damage around here.

Spring is here for sure because we got our first duck egg on Sunday.  The chickens are laying eggs very much better than they have been.  The egg lay rate has been steadily increasing for the past couple of weeks.  They are not yet up to 100 % and probably won’t actually get there as that would be all the chickens laying an egg one day.  Possible.  But not likely.  But they will approach 100 %.  The trick is to get as close to that as we can.

The other animals are doing well.  Several more lambs were born.   A cow is due to calf pretty much any time now.  That should be exciting.  As long as all goes well.

Leucan on this wet Monday morning tail between his legs as he is standing with his back to the wind.

Leucan on this wet Monday morning tail between his legs as he is standing with his back to the wind.

Can’t post too many pictures with to-days blog as we are running out of space and we have not yet sprung the $99 needed to get more.  Look to our Facebook page were we will be able to post a lot of photos from today and the past week.  https://www.facebook.com/DevonAcres?

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