Seeding many flats, prepping the greenhouse, filling the greenhouse, and more outside work (even if it's not soil work, that's still well frozen) are some of the spring tasks that are keeping me busy!
With the warming temps and the melting ice pack the hens got to play in the mud, even as I try to avoid it!
There'll be the usual microgreens and eggs available this week! It'll be the last of the pea shoots for a week or two as I await my seed order to arrive (it's gotta come from Canada!)
Yard sale items are still available too!
Enjoy the warm sunny weather while it's here and remember that winter may still have a last reminder to send us, so don't start putting those plants out yet!
They get to enjoy the warm spring sunshine, and a greenhouse that can get 40F degrees warmer than outside when that full sun shines down on it. BUT, at night the well below freezing temps creep in so that crumpled bundle of frost fabric is tripled covered over the entire shelf unit to keep them cozy until that sun shines again the next morning!
It is a thing so ordinary and commonplace in the world, but watching those seeds that I hug into the ground germinate always makes me let out a little child-like squeal of joy and feel a rush of excitement, this may be what other people feel when they see human babies, but not me, I feel it when I see plant babies!!! □□
More deliveries arrived with CFAC Grant-funded goodies! This time a pile of landscape fabric rolls and a huge heap of stuff from Johnny's including fancy insect netting, a floral stem cutter, and a stack of special wire hoops to hold up that insect netting and my own frost fabric! A few more deliveries are on the way and they keep getting bigger!!!
My first day in the field was spent organizing the new shed since I just tossed most things in last fall. The first step was to toss it all outside again! It felt so good to get that precious (and so very very delicate) frost fabric daisy-chained and stored up where the rodents can't get to it!
The shed looks so much bigger when you toss most of it's content out into the field and pretty soon it will be much emptier since most of those tools and equipment will be put to work reducing weeds, protecting from frost, and generally making it possible for me to farm in this cold, windy valley!
It's not just stuff, it's important stuff!!!
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
I'll be at Libby this Friday from 12-1230pm!
I'll be at Troy this Friday from 1-130pm!
Recipes for Food Eaters
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.