February 6, 2017 FARM NEWS

The usual Monday morning view of the garden

The usual Monday morning view of the garden

Last week was the first week, the first Monday since January 2 of 2012, that I was unable to post our weekly blog.  We had so much going on and it took me until Wednesday to get the photo upload problem sorted out. It was really vey simple.  The slot on the computer which takes the SD card from  the camera in order to upload photos was damaged by spilled coffee. Yes, I know, I should not have let me near the computer with a cup of coffee. We were lucky.  There was no other damage.  Aside from the SD card slot the rest of the computer is functioning as usual.  The solution was to buy a card reader that conveniently plugs in to one of the USB ports on the computer.  Quite simple.  Works fine.  Back in business.

The ducks preening and just enjoying a fine though somewhat overcast day.

The ducks preening and just enjoying a fine though somewhat overcast day.

It has, as mentioned, been a busy week.  We did a lot more firewood gathering and a lot more planning for the upcoming CSA and veggie growing season.  Things just seem to take a lot more time than expected.  We have finished up with making changes to the CSA for the 2017 season and are now prepared to accept payments or down payments for CSA vegetable.  Look at the page on this website; Our CSA Program for more info or contact us.  Send an e-mail. We are still drawing up lists of vegetables to get for planting and looking at what shrubs trees and berries we should get to begin the agroforestry method of agriculture.

Leucan on a pleasant day just doing nothing

Leucan on a pleasant day just doing nothing

The animals are all doing fine.  The weather, though a little cooler these past two weeks, has not been all that bad.  Not much rain or ice and just a little snow, nothing to make getting around difficult, no need to shovel any snow, so that is always nice and with the amount of snow that we do have the sled slides nicely when we use it to bring up firewood.  So much easier than carrying by hand or using a wheelbarrow and not enough to justify going to the trouble to harness the horses and hook to the wagon.  We really should do that just to  get the horses doing something. If the horses are not harnessed and used regularly and fairly often, then they need extra work to get them relearned again.

Last season's Kale rows are now looking pretty drab

Last season’s Kale rows are now looking pretty drab

 

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