June 13, 2016 Farm News

The usual Monday morning garden view

The usual Monday morning garden view

011The weather is now back to being too dry but luckily,  except for the one day, temperatures have not been excessively hot.  The garden plants are coping but we really did needed an inch of rain this past week.  We have been doing a lot of watering and have had our single sprinkler busy, moving it along every half hour or so.

William and his Aunt Angela weeding the onions, though William appears to have gone for the supervisory role.

William and his Aunt Angela weeding the onions, though William appears to have gone for the supervisory role.

William and his Aunt Angela weeding the onions, though William appears to have gone for the supervisory role.

William and his Aunt Angela weeding the onions, though William appears to have gone for the supervisory role.

We have been steadily transplanting this week and have had quite a bit of help from those with working shares, so much has been done.  But there is so much more to be done and we are falling behind where we would like to be and where we should be.

Heather and Kevin moving the buggy, the roadside stand, at the end of the day.

Heather and Kevin moving the buggy, the roadside stand, at the end of the day.

Our roadside stand is now set up at our daughter Heather’s front lawn, right next door to us, near the end of our laneway.  We have had eggs for sale there for a few weeks now.   For now the roadside stand is our dark green, horse drawn buggy which Emma and Olivia help Mom, and Dad Kevin, pull to the end of their laneway every morning.  There are more details at the page in this website titled “Roadside Stand”.  The hours are from 8 until 8 every day, seven days a week.

Nell and Marta and Leucan in the morning sun.

Nell and Marta and Leucan in the morning sun.

All the animals, chickens, ducks, sheep, cows and horses are well.  Their pastures could certainly use a real good rainfall as recovery had only just started after the rain nearly two weeks ago. The weekly follow up that was needed did not come.  We have to get hay in real soon too, it is that time of the year.  We are no longer, after more than 20 years, able to get hay from our neighbour, and we have not yet secured another supplier.  Hay is out there but it will be expensive. The chicken eggs are in the incubator at day 17 with 4 more days until hatching.

The ducks are doing their best to empty the water from the old swimmin' hole.

The ducks are doing their best to empty the water from the old swimmin’ hole.

These two carried on like this for more than five minutes.

These two carried on like this for more than five minutes.

A shorter blog this week.  I must try to keep brief notes on what is happening through the week as trying to remember, at the end of the week, what happened over the previous 7 days, is difficult. We expect that we will get a start to out CSA in about two or maybe three weeks from now.

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